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Scottish Gov't Planning Air Tax Cut

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Scottish Government has opened a consultation on plans to reform and reduce Air Passenger Duty. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Examines Air Passenger Departure Tax Refunds

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Replying to a question in the Legislative Council on November 11, Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, K C Chan, agreed that the Government should strengthen its monitoring of Air Passenger Departure Tax refunds made by airlines. Read Full Story


Concerns Raised Over Devolution Of UK APD

by Robert Lee,, London

Friday, September 11, 2015

The British Air Transport Association has called on the UK Government to abolish Air Passenger Duty and warned that the devolution of power over the levy to Scotland could put England at a competitive disadvantage. Read Full Story


Study Points Out High Air Travel Taxes

by Robert Lee,, London

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Airlines and air passengers around the world face an increasingly complex web of taxes and airport charges that increase the cost of flying and inhibit economic competitiveness, according to a new study by UHY, the international accounting and consultancy network. Read Full Story


Report: Scrap APD To Boost UK Economy

by Robert Lee,, London

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Abolishing Air Passenger Duty could boost the UK economy by 1.7 percent and lead to the creation of 61,000 jobs by 2020, according to a new report from PwC. Read Full Story


UK Air Passenger Taxes Among World's Highest

by Robert Lee,, London

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

UK air passenger taxes are the highest in the European Union and well above the G7 average, according to new analysis by UHY Hacker Young. Read Full Story


Scotland To Consider Income Tax Hike

by Robert Lee,, London

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney has said he is considering increasing income tax rates next year in response to a GBP107m (USD163.6m) cut in UK Government funding. Read Full Story


Tax Foundation Proposes US Air Travel Tax Overhaul

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A new paper from the Tax Foundation has recommended that funding for US airport improvements should be rebased on the passenger facility charge as the most market-based solution, thereby reducing the present reliance on federal taxes. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Airport Rethinking Tax For Expansion

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 23, 2015

With a view to lowering the level of the proposed Airport Construction Fee, the Airport Authority Hong Kong is revising its proposal for funding the HKD141.5bn cost of constructing a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. Read Full Story


France Slashes Aviation Tax For Transit Passengers

Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, April 3, 2015

The French Government has announced that aviation tax in respect of transit passengers was cut by 50 percent from April 1, 2015. Read Full Story



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