EasyJet welcomes coalition agreement to reform Air Passenger Duty

EasyJet welcomes coalition agreement to reform Air Passenger Duty

Commenting on the Conservative Liberal Democrat coalition agreement, easyJet’s Chief Executive Andy Harrison said:

“As the UK’s largest airline, we look forward to working with the new Secretary of State for Transport. The two Government parties have made a firm coalition agreement to reform the daft Air Passenger Duty, which taxes full planes but not empty ones. It’s now time to act and make Air Passenger Duty a fairer and greener tax without increasing the tax burden on the flying public.”

“easyJet is will carry 50 million passengers this year, compared to British Airways who are only expected to carry 30 million.”