Thursday, February 21, 2008

India --- leading the way into the future

Sending everyone back to donkeys...
The country's [India] highly competitive budget airlines continue to sell tickets for $12, but they come with $51 of taxes added on, of which fuel surcharges are $41. Three years ago, a Mumbai-Delhi one-way ticket, including taxes, cost less than the current tax component on air tickets.
...with a little sanity...
The southern state of Andhra Pradesh announced on February 12 a remarkable retreat, with a 90% sales tax cut on aviation turbine fuel, from 33% to 4%.