Air Transport World

British government.(EUROPE Report)(Brief article)

British government is considering replacing the controversial air passenger duty with a tax based on flights rather than passengers. APD levels will be frozen in the run-up to the change.

EasyJet welcomed the proposal. "It is right to tax emissions, not passengers. That means reflecting a combination of aircraft type and distance flown," CEO Andy Harrison said, while warning that "the reform should not be used as an excuse to further increase the burden of tax on passengers. …

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