Dunya News is reporting that heavy taxes on air tickets will be imposed in the Punjab Budget 2015-16 and according to the news; taxes up to 10,000 rupees would now be imposed on the airplane tickets.
For passengers flying within Punjab or up to 500 kilometers; a 2,500 tax will be imposed on those tickets. While 1,500 rupees for those traveling less than 500 kilometers. 5,000 rupees tax is recommended to be imposed for those traveling in the Economy and Economy Plus classes of the international flights and the Business and First Class tickets will be taxed by PKR 10,000.
According to the recommendations made, diplomats and those going for their Hajj and Umra will not be taxed while a 16% tax will be imposed on chartered flights.