British Airways, whose passengers alone paid £646 million in APD last year, believes APD should be abolished across the UK. Adjustments at Newcastle airport will lead to a domino effect across England with Leeds Bradford and Manchester airports demanding similar concessions to remain competitive.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’ parent company IAG, said: “The Prime Minister words speak volumes. He has finally conceded that APD damages growth and stifles job creation. If APD is on the way out in Scotland, it needs to be scrapped UK wide”.
Posted by British Airways on April 01, 2015