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 http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/uk-raise-passenger-tax-long-haul-flights