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 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.
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.
Regional airports in the UK are urging the government to scrap the disproportionate “one–size–fits–all” approach to Airport Passenger Duty (APD) tax, and replace it with a congestion charge on Heathrow and Gatwick.