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Price of domestic UK flights could be reduced after Brexit as Ministers consider amendment to Air Passenger Duty

Ministers revealed that the price of flights within the United Kingdom could be reduced right after Brexit as part of possible changes that would be made to the Air Passenger Duty. At the moment, passengers that are flying in economy class originating from a UK airport on a short haul flight is charged £13 in APD. On internal flights, they also have to pay the same fee on the return …

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Norwegian to abolish a US route due to postponement of reduction of air taxes

Norwegian is set to abolish its flights to Bradley in Connecticut in March and reduce frequency on two other US routes after Ministers postponed a reduction in air taxes. Its flights from Edinburgh to Stewart as well as to Providence in Rhode Island, would also be cut down from daily to just four each week. An industry expert called the routes’ “load factors” as “poor” with the Providence route garnering …

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Malawi Airlines welcomes move by African Union to liberalize air market

Malawi Airlines, through its publicist, Joseph Josiah, has said that the biggest winners of the African Union’s (AU) move to liberalize the air transport markets are the customers. The AU is set to liberalize and unite the African air transport markets by the end of the month. This can ease flight connections between member states. This would also allow carriers from other countries to operate in other members’ countries without …

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Heathrow cuts down airport charges for domestic flights

Air travellers flying on domestic flights can breath a sign of relief after Heathrow cut down airport charges on internal routes. The development comes as Heathrow continues its expansion with a new runway in its bid to position itself as a domestic flight center. The discount has been raised by 50pc, and passengers will pay £15 less when flying between UK airports. The discount is projected to save passengers £40m …

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Heathrow Airport increases environmental charges by 7%

Heathrow Airport has risen the cost of environmental fees it levies on airlines by 7% in a bid to reduce its impact on the environment. The rationale behind the price change is to give carriers more incentive to use their latest aircrafts at Heathrow. This can lead to a cleaner and quieter airport for local communities. The higher environmental charge is part of the airport’s sustainability strategy dubbed Heathrow 2.0, …

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IATA asks New Zealand to reconsider proposed tourism tax on foreign tourists

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for New Zealand to reassess its proposal to levy tourism tax on international visitors. “Aviation is a catalyst for economic growth. Making air travel more expensive through the tourism tax could reduce international passenger numbers to New Zealand by 78,000 annually. This could result in a NZ$100 million negative impact on the GDP and a loss of 1,200 jobs,” said IATA’s Regional …

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IATA calls for APD to be cut to encourage connectivity at Heathrow airport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for Air Passenger Duty to be cut on UK domestic return flights to boost the regional connectivity that a developed Heathrow airport could provide. IATA was making its sentiments felt to the UK Transport Select Committee as they plea for charges at the West London aviation hub not to be increased in light of the third runway at the bustling airport. As …

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New Zealand: IATA against proposed tourist tax

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed opposition for a proposed tourist tax, arguing that carriers should not bear the burden of the expenses that come with collecting it. IATA Regional Director Vinoop​ Goel​ claimed that the income earned by Labour’s pre-election proposal of a $25 per head fee on foreign visitors would be overshadowed by loss of business. In a letter penned and addressed to Transport Minister Phil …

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Government should let foreign airlines bid for Air India, says IATA boss

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Chief Executive and Director General, Alexandre de Juniac, proposed that the Indian government should sell its shares in the national carrier, Air India. De Juniac lauded the government’s move to divest its stake in Air India. “We support privatization of Air India. But the company has to be privatized in right conditions,” De Juniac remarked. Pressed to elucidate on what the right conditions were, de …

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Latin America: Increase in aviation taxes and fees hampering growth in region

Opportunistic governments in Latin America that see air travel as an easy tax target, resulting in higher taxes and fees, have led to hindered growth in the region’s aviation sector. International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, cited Chile as an example. Chile charges $1 per passenger that goes to the government’s aid initiatives in Africa and other similarly developing locales. This fee affects …

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