Air Passenger Duty is a tax paid by passengers flying out of the UK.
At the moment, Westminster sets the rate of duty paid for England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland have already had this tax devolved.
APD is a punitive tax that only serves to hinder Cardiff Airport’s ability to continue on this journey of growth Deb Barber, CEO Cardiff Airport
Introduced in 2009 Air Passenger Duty is widely agreed to be damaging to the economy in particular tourism across the UK. From April 1st 2016 it will add up to £142 to the cost of flying from the UK.
A tax on flying from Wales should not be set by an English Government.
The tax is stifling growth at Cardiff Airport, in particular long haul opportunities.
The tax discourages tourism and industry from visiting the UK
Reducing or scrapping the tax could create up to 1500 jobs in Wales alone
Lower or No APD would make Wales more attractive to new carriers
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APD is simply a punitive tax which serves only to hold back industry and tourism.
Devolution of Air Passenger Duty would bring many benefits and would help secure future success of Cardiff Airport
APD is a punitive tax that only serves to hinder Cardiff Airport’s ability to continue on this journey of growth
The Welsh Assembly should have a devolution settlement to Scotland, Which includes APD.
Devolution of Air Passenger Duty will boost inbound tourism and the Welsh economy.
Devolving and abolishing APD could be a real game changer for Welsh Airports and a big bonus for Welsh Travellers.
We are committed to supporting the transfer of air passenger duty powers, both short and long haul, and to supporting Cardiff Airport because of its importance to the Welsh Economy.
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