Air Passenger Duty scrapped for young travellers in UK

Air Passenger Duty scrapped for young travellers in UK

Families flying from the UK will benefit from the abolition of Air Passenger Duty for children under the age of 12 from today.

For some families this will cut the cost of going on holiday by hundreds of pounds.

For example, abolishing APD for under 12s will mean parents with two young children could save as much as £142 on long-haul trips to destinations like the USA and Australia.

The savings on short-haul trips will be £13 for each child under 12. 

APD is due to be scrapped for under 16s from March next year.

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Commenting on the change, a Manchester Airport spokesperson said: “We were at the forefront of the campaign to scrap APD for children and from today it’s great to see those savings going back into the pockets of families travelling through Manchester Airport.

“We continue to campaign for overall reductions in APD, including for adults, which we believe will have significant economic benefits for the local and regional economy.”