Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Business jet passengers receive extended APD reprieve

Despite the government introducing a hike in APD for commercial passengers, it has been revealed that those travelling by private jet will not have to pay Air Passenger Duty on aircraft until 2013.

The tax was due to be implemented in April 2012 but has now been moved to the following. Commenting on the news, The British Air Transport  ssociation which represents airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Ryanair described the move as 'unfair.'

Chief Executive Simon Buck said: “It is a year's grace for the wealthy man in the business jet, but for millions of people who cannot afford to fly by business jet, they will have to pay APD increases at twice the rate of inflation from April next year. How is that fair?”

What planet are you on George?

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