Reaction to Parliamentary Report on APD and Aviation Policy

August 29, 2012

BATA has welcomed the report published today by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Aviation following the inquiry it has held into Aviation Policy and Air Passenger Duty.

BATA Comment on Parliamentary Report on Aviation Policy and Air Passenger Duty

Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association, commenting on the report published today (29th August) by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Aviation said:

“Having listened to the evidence from all comers, the MPs have come to the very sound conclusion that high taxes on flying damage inward investment and tourism. It’s time we had some joined up Government thinking on this. When will this Government accept that a vigorous aviation industry is essential for the economy and for jobs and that we need to compete with our international rivals for business by growing our trading links with the rest of the world rather than taxing them out of existence or allowing them to wither away through a lack of airport capacity?”

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