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UK: ‘Budget’s APD freeze did not go far enough’

BY EDWARD ROBERTSON – ttgmedia.com The government’s decision to freeze Air Passenger Duty on all short and long-haul economy flights is proof that lobbying efforts are having some effect. That was the view of Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) – which represents 53 UK airports. Talking to TTG, she said the fact it had been included in the Budget shows the government is listening to the …

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UK passenger tax set to increase yet again

The UK government is getting ready to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) on premium tickets starting on April 2019. APD is already considered to be the world’s highest tax of this nature. As it is, rates for economy-class passengers are £13 ($17) for short-haul flights (within 2,000 miles of London) and £75 for long haul (more than 2,000 miles). Business-class passengers pay £26 and £150 for short and long haul …

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Air Passenger Duty to harm global air connectivity after Brexit, says report

Air Passenger Duty is likely to damage air connectivity on a global scale after Brexit, according to a recent report. A study conducted by an Independent Transport Commission think tank proposes that air tax should be amended with alternative fiscal measures or removed entirely right before Wednesday’s budget. The report takes a closer look at the economic contribution of aviation and the significance of airport connectivity to spark a highly …

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UK: Aviation leaders continue plea for slashing of Air Passenger Duty

Leaders of the aviation sector reiterated their call to the government to slice the Air Passenger Duty in half. The call came from the different heads of airlines, airports and trade associations, who said that the “punitive” tax risks hurting the British economy as the UK departs from the European Union. Key figures that have signed their name to the letter that was recently published in The Times include the …

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UK: Lobbying for slashing of Air Passenger Duty intensifies

Representatives from the aviation and travel sectors have found themselves on the same side as they joined forces to lobby for the slashing of the Air Passenger Duty in this month’s budget. They pushed their campaign for reducing the air tax in half to the Treasury and Number 10 Downing Street with the help of MP Grant Shapps. The A Fair Tax on Flying crusaders forwarded a letter signed by …

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Doing away with Germany’s air passenger tax to boost country’s economy

Germany’s economy would see a boost of 67 billion euros (£59.7 billion) over the next 12 years if the air passenger tax were eradicated, said a study conducted by consultancy PwC. The report, which was commissioned by lobby group, Airlines For Europe, stressed that doing away with the tax would transform Germany into a more appealing tourist destination, that would generate 1.08 billion euros a year via indirect taxes, more …

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UK Air Passenger Duty campaigners urge Chancellor to slash APD by half

Over 30 parliamentarians graced the event hosted by the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign as members described the Air Passenger Duty as a “tax on trade.” Dale Keller, the Chief Executive of the Board of Airline Representatives UK and Spokesperson for the campaign had this to say regarding the staging of the event: “This was a very significant level of political engagement and an important part of our overall …

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Airline industry executives express displeasure over delay of Air Passenger Tax

Airline industry executives have been vocal with their resentment over the delay of the Air Passenger Duty with a new devolved tax. Air Departure Tax (ADT) was set to be implemented in April of next year, with the Scottish Government vowing to cut the levy by half by the end of this Parliament, ahead of eliminating the charge altogether “when resources allow.” But Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Derek Mackay, said …

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Scottish government announces that cuts to air tax may be delayed

Cabinet Secretary for Finance Derek Mackay admitted to Members of Scottish Parliament that planned cuts to air taxes could be pushed back for up to three years. The development comes on the heels of three opposition parties urging the minority SNP Scottish Government to shelve its proposals to cut the existing air passenger duty (APD) in half in its new air departure tax (ADT). Sources said that the delay came …

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Emirates and American Airlines join forces in call to cut UK’s Air Passenger Duty

Emirates and American Airlines – two of the world’s most recognized and largest airlines – have joined in the call for a “significant cut” in the UK’s Air Passenger Duty. The two carriers have joined the ‘A Fair Tax on Flying’ bid, which is supported by ABTA, the Airport Operator’s Association, Airlines UK, and the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK). The development comes on the heels …

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