Air Passenger Duty News

Chancellor considers APD changes in UK budget

Chancellor considers APD changes in UK budget

9th Jul 2015 Airline News Tourism News

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has issued a discussion paper on possible changes to Air Passenger Duty as part of his latest budget. Although not committing the government to any changes in the unpopular levy, the paper will consider options such as devolving air passenger duty within the English regions.

Air Passenger Duty scrapped for young travellers in UK

Air Passenger Duty scrapped for young travellers in UK

1st May 2015 Airline News

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.

Air Passenger Duty reformed for long-haul flights in UK

Air Passenger Duty reformed for long-haul flights in UK

1st Apr 2015 Airline News

Air Passenger Duty has been partially reformed in the UK as the new tax year begins. From April 1st, the two more expensive bands of APD are being abolished. Band ‘C’ affects people travelling over 4,000 miles, and band ‘D’ affects journeys over 6,000 miles.

British Airways launches fresh assault on Air Passenger Duty

British Airways launches fresh assault on Air Passenger Duty

31st Oct 2014 Airline News

One of Britain’s fastest-growing taxes is 20 years old this week. Relentless rises in Air Passenger Duty mean that a family of four flying to a destination outside Europe will soon pay £284 in tax, compared with just £40 when the levy was introduced on November 1st, 1994. That seven-fold increase in APD has taken place while inflation has not even doubled over the same period.

Industry welcomes UK APD changes

Industry welcomes UK APD changes

19th Mar 2014 Airline News

Airline industry stakeholders have welcomed reforms to the Air Passenger Duty announced by chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne in the budget. Addressing the house of commons, Osborne said APD would be reformed down to two bands from April 2015, with bands C and D will be abolished. From April 2015 Band B will be the highest band.

World Travel & Tourism Council latest to condemn APD rise

World Travel & Tourism Council latest to condemn APD rise

6th Dec 2012 Airline News

The decision by the UK chancellor of the exchequer to once again raise Air Passenger Duty is economically self-defeating, according to research from the World Travel & Tourism Council. Chancellor George Osborne confirmed the rise in his Autumn Statement yesterday.

Osborne confirms business jets will pay APD… in 2013

Osborne confirms business jets will pay APD… in 2013

30th Nov 2011 Airline News

Passengers on business jets will be expected to pay Air Passenger Duty the chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has confirmed. However, owners have been given an additional year’s grace, with the introduction of the tax moved from April 2012 to 2013.

British MPs raise concerns APD may stop families flying

British MPs raise concerns APD may stop families flying

19th Sep 2011 Airline News Tourism News

Air Passenger Duty may cause British families to abandon planned flights altogether, according to members of parliament. Findings from a survey carried out by ComRes on behalf of trade body ABTA reveal one in four MPs feel plans for increases in aviation tax in 2012 may stop ordinary families from flying.