ABTA is petitioning the UK Treasury to follow the Dutch example and reduce or remove Airline Passenger Duty (APD), at least in the short term. If you want to add your support to this move, which would effectively reduce the cost of flights from the UK to Corfu, you can do so by adding your name to the petition. Deadline for signing is the 19th April 2009!
Don't forget that the UK government is proposing to INCREASE APD and the Travel Trade Gazette, supported by ABTA is trying to get the charges reduced or scrapped altogether. They need your support to their petition which has a deadline of April 19th. If you feel that you can support their cause, you should click on the link in the original post and add your name to the list.
Message posted by Pam Ella on 06 April 2009 at 7:34pm - IP Logged
Hi Elaine - Greece will fall within Band A - up to 2000 miles - as will most other European destinations. If the scheme known as 'Aviation Duty' proceeds, it will re-jig the prices for all flights from the UK and part of the campaign run by the Travel Trade Gazette is to ask the Treasury to scrap APD completely during the recession. ABTA support this, but whatever the outcome, the new rules will come into being on November 1st. Clearly a 'no charge' will be less than a 'Band A' charge.
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