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Austria sets minimum ticket price restrictions

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 9, 2020
As part of a comprehensive bailout plan for Austrian Airlines (OS), the Austrian government set guidelines for minimum ticket prices, the first legislation of its kind.
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The new minimum price for tickets to and from Austria will be approximately €40. This restriction is meant to prevent price-dumping from low-cost carriers, who frequently sell tickets for less than the cost of government taxes.

Topics: Austria

Additionally, the government implemented a flight tax of €12. A further €30 tax will be levied upon flights of less than 350 kilometers. These taxes are meant to encourage regional rail transportation.

Austrian Airlines announced it would resume operations on June 15, following the closure of operations due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The initial restart will focus on European destinations and Tel Aviv in the Middle East, with such steady ramp-ups resulting in around 40 destinations becoming operational by the end of June.