Updated: APD to affect 56% of holiday plans, says Virgin survey

Updated: APD to affect 56% of holiday plans, says Virgin survey

More than half of Virgin Atlantic’s customers may consider cutting the number of stays away when Air Passenger Duty is increased on Monday, according to the airline. A customer survey of 2,000 flyers has found that 56% of holidaymakers are thinking about taking fewer long-haul trips, while 58% said they would spend less once at the destination. Despite this, only 44% of respondents were even aware of the charges and ABTA research has found that 70% of consumers do not know how much tax they are paying on a flight. As a result, Virgin Atlantic and ABTA have warned that the 55% rise in taxes will make long-haul travel unaffordable for customers, as each passenger will now pay up to

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