Autumn Statement 2014: Kids fly for free but Airline Passenger Duty still up in the air

Autumn Statement 2014: Kids fly for free

James Stamp, global head of aviation at KPMG comments on the abolishment of Air passenger duty announcement


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James Stamp, global head of aviation at KPMG comments on the Autumn Statement announcement on the abolishment of Air passenger duty. He said:

“The abolition of Airline Passenger Duty for children is a welcome boost to the airline leisure market, and good news for families too. However, passenger duty is still too high, and makes the UK less attractive for business and tourism compared to our European neighbours. Furthermore, the potential reduction (or abolition) of Airline Passenger Duty in Scotland would create a bizarre incentive to draw English passengers away from their local Northern airports, and so any further reduction in Airline Passenger Duty to iron-out this anomaly would be welcome.”



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