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