UK to raise passenger tax on long-haul flights

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The UK announced another increase in its Air Passenger Duty (APD)-a departure tax-on the same day the country’s transport minister emphasized how important airports are to the nation’s future prosperity.

In his annual budget speech Oct. 29, finance minister Philip Hammond said long-haul flights from UK airports would see APD-already the world’s highest departure tax-increase in line with inflation.

The new rates take effect in spring 2020. The APD for short-haul flights will be frozen.

The rise in APD met with derision from the airline industry.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham