Twenty years of Advanced Passenger Duty
It seems almost inconceivable to accept that the dreaded APD (Advanced Passenger Duty) was implemented in the United Kingdom, or others would say thrust upon the industry, some twenty years ago.
There has been a lot of recent misinformation spread in the media, so I think it is time to clarify just exactly what is happening. From 1st April 2015, the two higher mileage bands, C and D will be abolished and flights from the UK will then be included in band B at an APD rate of GB Pounds 71 per passenger for economy and GBPounds 142 for higher classes of travel.
Many are watching to see if the reduced aviation fuel costs with the continuing plummeting fall in oil prices, together with a slightly lower APD rate will be reflected in the cost of airfares from next April.
There are other glimmers of hope on the horizon including a strong lobby to have APD removed, or at least lowered on airline tickets for children. Personally I believe it would make a massive difference for families contemplating holidays in the Caribbean, especially during the softer summer months.
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