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20-May-2011 12:46 PM

Scotland 'determined' to axe APD

Scotland’s head of aviation, Kenneth Crawford, stated that the country remains determined to scrap the Air Passenger Duty (Airport World, 19-May-2011). “We listen to the airlines and they are saying that this tax makes them less competitive than the rest of Europe,” said Mr Crawford. Ryanair has previously stated it will be closely watching moves made in Scotland, with the LCC’s director of new route development, Ken O’Toole, stating that the removal of APD in the country could potentially influence the airline’s future planning.