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Furious reaction from airlines as UK air passenger duty continues to rise

British chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed air passenger duty will rise in line with inflation for long-haul flights during the annual budget. The levy will be frozen for short-haul flights. There will also be no changes to air passenger duty in Northern Ireland, where there has been particularly fierce opposition to the charge. The decision […]

Ryanair To Close Glasgow Base, 300 Jobs At Risk

Europe’s biggest budget airline is to close its base at Glasgow in November. Ryanair will move the aircraft that currently operates five routes from Glasgow to Edinburgh. It blames Air Passenger Duty (APD), the £13 tax on all departing passengers aged 16 or over. The airline’s chief commercial officer, David O’Brien said: “Ryanair regrets these […]