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Japan waives landing fees to support carriers

The sum is over 100 million euros

Government of Japan is willing to waive landing fees at the airport, for a total value of 12.5 billion yen (specifically 101 million euros) and the reason is soon explained. Air transport in the Japanese country is not going well at all, as well as in the rest of the world, but with this waiver by Tokyo, operators could have less financial burdens. Going into more details of the government decision, the executive should do without about half of these taxes which refer to the period between last August and March 2021.

The news spread in the last few hours thanks to some sources close to the government itself. Official announcement should arrive tomorrow, on Friday 16 October 2020. Japanese banks are supporting local carriers as they can, in particular the total of subordinated loans, ie almost 4 billion euros, has aroused a certain sensation. dollars to overcome the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The national group that brings together 19 airlines, including Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA), asked Tokyo to waive these taxes as early as March, just as the health emergency was in its infancy.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency