Airlines for America (A4A) stated (06-Dec-2012) it opposes the UK's increase to the Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 2.5%. A4A said: "The APD is the largest single tax passengers face anywhere in the world, with the increase, amounting to about $107 for economy tickets and $215 on all other cabins for flights to the United States." A4A president and CEO Nicholas E Calio added: "Increasing this already oppressive tax depresses the demand for air travel to and from the UK and unfairly penalizes airline customers. Air transportation is an indispensable engine of economic growth, and if the UK wants to encourage travel and tourism spending, it should abolish – not increase – this tax." [more - original PR]
A4A opposes increase in the UK Air Passenger Duty
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