08:14 COVID-19 hits aviation industry hard, British Heathrow Airport imposes “new crown tax” on departing passengers



The Wuhan pneumonia epidemic has severely hit the global aviation industry. In order to make up for the losses caused by the epidemic, London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom announced a few days ago that an additional 8.9 pounds (about 357 NT dollars) of

The Wuhan pneumonia epidemic has severely hit the global aviation industry. In order to make up for the losses caused by the epidemic, London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom announced a few days ago that an additional 8.9 pounds (about 357 NT dollars) of “new crown tax” will be imposed on each departing passenger. (AFP)

2021/03/03 08:14

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]The Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic has severely hit the global aviation industry. To make up for the losses caused by the epidemic, London’s Heathrow Airport (Heathrow Airport) recently announced that every departure In addition, the “new crown tax” is charged for overseas passengers, and the price is about 8.9 pounds (about 357 NT dollars).

Foreign media reports pointed out that due to the impact of the epidemic, Heathrow Airport cancelled most of its long-haul flights. Last year’s passenger volume fell by 73%, and the loss amounted to 2 billion pounds (about NT$80.3 billion). For this reason, the airport proposed, No matter what kind of cabin you are in or how far you want to go, each departing passenger will be charged a “new crown pneumonia pandemic tax” of 8.9 pounds (about 357 NT dollars), and the time is expected to be implemented until 2021 At the end of the year, the current major airlines also agreed to this approach.

The report mentioned that Heathrow Airport stated that this additional tax will not benefit the airport, but it hopes to make up for the operation and maintenance expenses of airport facilities, luggage, and boarding services.



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