Important information regarding U.S. Aviation Tax Reinstatement


10.08.2011

In accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance, Travelport will reinstate the application of these taxes as of 12:01am on Monday August 8. Any tickets issued via the Apollo, Galileo or Worldspan systems effective from that time will include the applicable federal aviation taxes.
Below is a list of the ticket taxes being reinstated.
For tickets sold beginning 12:01am on Monday August 8 the following taxes will apply:

  • The 7.5% tax generally applicable to domestic transportation (as well the 7.5% tax on amounts received from the sale of “frequent flyer miles”.)
  • The $3.70 domestic segment tax.
  • The $16.30 international arrival/departure tax.
  • The $8.20 departure tax for flights between Alaska/Hawaii and the mainland US.
Please refer to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service website for further information regarding the treatment of taxes for tickets previously issued.