Airlines in Canada have joined forces in condemning the Canadian government’s recent 148% increase in tax on aviation fuel. Canadian carrier Sunwing has said it will operate two of its flights out of Buffalo specifically to avoid the increased costs. Sunwing president Mark Williams said, once it is fully implemented, the tax hike will cost the company $3 million a year. “It’s a big deal when we’re a large contributor to the economy in Canada and in Ontario,” Williams said. “When the government views an industry as a cash cow rather than a commercial asset, it leads to various decisions

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