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Brazil To Drop Additional Fee For International Flights

By Dave Simpson

Brazil plans to cancel an additional fee for international flights by presidential decree in the near future, the Infrastructure Ministry has said.

In a statement, the ministry said that cancellation of the fee would be part of a group of measures to stimulate tourism. Infrastructure minister Tarcisio de Freitas first disclosed plans to cancel the $18 fee in remarks to reporters.

Attracting Low Cost Carriers

The fee was created in the late 1990s to raise tax revenue. Freitas said in the ministry statement that abolishing it would help attract low cost carriers.

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"It makes no sense to create the conditions for companies to sell $50 tickets if we have this fee," Freitas said.

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