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Excess Baggage: Measuring Air Transportation’s Fiscal Burden


  • Ben Cherniavsky

    (Raymond James Ltd.)

  • Benjamin Dachis

    (C.D. Howe Institute)


The federal government should ensure that Canada’s air transportation industry is taxed on a level playing field with other modes of travel, such as bus or rail, and with its international counterparts. The result would be a more internationally competitive airline sector, able to serve Canadian air travelers more efficiently and cheaply.

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  • Ben Cherniavsky & Benjamin Dachis, 2007. "Excess Baggage: Measuring Air Transportation’s Fiscal Burden," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 242, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:242

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    1. Rossiter, Adriana & Dresner, Martin, 2004. "The impact of the September 11th security fee and passenger wait time on traffic diversion and highway fatalities," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 225-230.
    2. Michael Keen & Jon Strand, 2007. "Indirect Taxes on International Aviation," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 28(1), pages 1-41, March.
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    1. Benjamin Dachis, 2014. "Full Throttle: Reforming Canada's Aviation Policy," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 398, January.

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    air transport taxation; airline regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • L93 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Air Transportation


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