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NEWS Monday, 02 September 2019 |

New report calls for UK to slash air passenger duty after Brexit

A report released today by a cross-party group of backbench MPs has urged the UK government to slash Air Passenger Duty if it wants the economy to flourish after Brexit.

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 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, 19 March 2014 |

Reform of APD announced in UK Budget

UK Chancellor George Osborne has today announced in his 2014 Budget a reform of Air Passenger Duty (APD), which has been welcomed by some in the industry.

NEWS Monday, 01 April 2013 |

Air passenger duty rise hits UK

Air passenger duty has gone up today in the UK, with campaigners claiming the tax will add hundreds of pounds onto the cost of hard working families’ annual getaway.

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.
NEWS Monday, 01 August 2011 |

Airline association blasts UK over aviation taxes

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has blasted the UK government for its "punitive taxation of air travel" in the shape of the Air Passenger Duty (APD).
NEWS Friday, 08 July 2011 |

Belfast Airports welcome MPs’ call to abolish air tax

MPs have backed airports in Northern Ireland and called for Air Passenger Duty (APD) to be scrapped due to the detrimental effect it is having on the country’s economy.

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