Comment about Parliamentary Questions to Treasury Regarding APD and Premium Economy Seats

January 27th, 2011

Comment on APD & Premium Economy Parliamentary Questions
In response to two written Parliamentary Questions to the Treasury answered yesterday on the issue of Air Passenger Duty (APD) and premium economy seats, Simon Buck, BATA Chief Executive, said:
β€œThe UK Government doubled the tax on flying from 1st November last year and I warned at the time that this sounded the death knell for many long haul premium economy services. Many airlines are now reviewing their fleet plans a nd the loss of this service would be very much against the consumer interest. We look to the Treasury to correct this anomaly in its review of APD in March.”ENDS