Posted on 10th May 2015 at 8:57pm
Under 12s Passenger Duty Abolished
Holidaymakers, travel agents, and airline companies have demanded the abolishment of Air Passenger Duty, saying it is destroying their business and making it more expensive for families to travel abroad. Although the Government have not abolished the unfair tax, they have removed it for children under 12.
With the removal of the tax for children, a family of two can expect to save as much as £142 on a long haul flight to the USA. For shorter flights, they will save £13 per child. The tax is also set to be scrapped for people under 16 from next March, but airline companies have said this is not enough.
Stansted Airport Comment
A Stansted Airport spokesperson said: “The end of APD for under 12s is excellent news and a step in the right direction in abolishing this punitive tax once and for all.
Many airlines have got together to try and force the government to remove the tax, claiming they are trying to use the travel industry for their own gains.
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