Passengers’ flight tax rise may cost country £80m

By Ryan Crighton

Published: 18/02/2011

The rise in air passenger duty could cost Scotland’s airports more than 1million passengers and the country nearly £80million, a report has claimed.

Air passenger duty (APD) was first introduced by the UK Government in 1994 at a rate of £5 for European destinations and £20 elsewhere.

The last three years have seen increases in the rate of APD, with passengers now paying up to £170 in tax as a result of the most recent rise in November last year.

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