Goa’s incentives to airlines to fight airfares

In a bid to arrest slump in arrivals and insulate itself from rising airfares during the upcoming tourist season, the Goa government has decided to offer incentives to all airlines refuelling themselves in the beach destination.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday said the state has already slashed Value Added Tax (VAT) on Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) refuelled in the state from 22 per cent to mere 12.5 per cent.

“Further we are in the process of drafting a scheme wherein the frequently flying airlines will get refund up to five per cent of VAT on ATF from the 12.5 per cent. So it would be economical for airlines to refuel the aircraft in Goa,” he said.

Full report here Economic Times


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