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High taxes, outmoded rules curb industry

Ease regulations and investment constraints, Iata chief urges countries

Mr Tyler: Govts will need very determined political will to liberalise aviation across borders. - PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

[SINGAPORE] Archaic rules, taxes as high as those imposed on alcohol and an infrastructure deficit, especially in Asia, are curbing the aviation industry's growth, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said. Countries should ease regulations and investment restrictions to boost the