Today the European Union reached an agreement on new measures which would simplify airline ticket costs by requiring airline companies to included all taxes and charges in the headline price. When these measures are put into action, all of the taxes, fees, and surcharges will be figured in to the cost you as the traveler see on a given website etc. However, before the new measures will take effect, the European Parliament must give the rubber-stamp of approval, but this is considered to be a mere formality.
Agreed upon by 27 member states of the European Union, the measures were passed based on the principle that what you see should be what you get, that is that the price the traveler sees advertised should accurately reflect the final cost of the ticket.
Air travel in Europe has expanded noticeably since 2000, reducing prices as demand increases.