A proposal by the European Commission that individual member states take steps to levy tax on aviation fuel has been criticised as "confused and confusing" by the Association of European Airlines. The proposal, a follow-up to the wide-ranging Communication issued at the end of last year, calls for member states to intensify their efforts through the International Civil Aviation Organisation to get agreement on an international taxation regime, and as an initial step, apply the tax to domestic and intra-European Union routes.

Source: Airline Business