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NEWS Tuesday, 27 February 2018 |

Ryanair blames passenger tax for its decision to close to Glasgow Airport base

Glasgow Airport has announced that it is "bitterly disappointed" at Ryanair's decision to cease operations from the Scottish gateway later this year, the airline blaming the decision on the high price of the country's Air Departure Tax (ADT).

NEWS Thursday, 10 March 2016 |

UK MPs back proposals to slash Air Passenger Duty if Scots reduce tax – new suvey

Britain's Airport Operators Association (AOA) claims that least 60% of MPs would support proposals to follow Scotland and reduce the UK's unpopular Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 50% if the Scottish Government goes ahead and cuts the hugely unpopular tax.

NEWS Thursday, 28 January 2016 |

Scottish airports calling for 50% cut to Air Passenger Duty (APD)

Scotland's airports are urging First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to slash the Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 50% from April 2018 in a move they claim will generate an additional 4,000 jobs and bolster Scotland’s economy by an additional £1 billion.

NEWS Wednesday, 10 December 2014 |

Scotland's largest airports call for swift action on APD

Scotland’s largest airports have called on the UK government to “act swiftly” on recommendations made by the Smith Commission and devolve air passenger duty (APD) as soon as possible.

NEWS Wednesday, 03 December 2014 |

UK government scraps air passenger duty for children

The UK government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has abolished air passenger duty (APD) for children under the age of 12 in his Autumn Statement today.

NEWS Tuesday, 11 November 2014 |

APD and capacity expansion hotly debated at AOA conference

The negative impact of UK air passenger duty (APD) and whether Gatwick or Heathrow should be expanded were the central issues debated at yesterday’s Airport Operators Association (AOA) annual conference.

NEWS Tuesday, 28 October 2014 |

Airports call for Scottish Parliament to be given the power to scrap aviation tax

Scotland’s largest airports have today made a joint submission to the Smith Commission, calling for Air Passenger Duty (APD) to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

NEWS Wednesday, 20 March 2013 |

UK budget: Air passenger duty set to rise again

UK chancellor George Osborne will go ahead with a planned rise in the country’s air passenger duty (APD).

NEWS Wednesday, 22 August 2012 |

100,000 write to UK politicians to urge review of passenger duty

More than 100,000 UK residents have written to MPs to urge a review of air passenger duty (APD) airport departure tax.

NEWS Thursday, 15 March 2012 |

APD levels too high to enable route development in Scotland

Opposition to the UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) continues to grow, with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) warning that it is acting as a brake on the economy and Scotland's airports claiming that a planned hike in the tax will damage route development.

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