SPAA launches APD assault on government spurred by ABTA campaign

SPAA launches APD assault on government spurred by ABTA campaign

The Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) has launched its own anti-APD rise campaign in support of ABTA’s ‘Fair Tax on Flying’ drive. SPAA has argued that the possible increase in APD could be worse for Scottish travellers, who often have to travel to London before onto an overseas destination. The association has argued that bmi’s withdrawal of its Glasgow-Heathrow service later this month shows a negative impact. “For the first time we are bringing together other stakeholders – from outside the travel sector – who are directly affected, to work actively as a united force,” said Brian Potter, president of SPAA. “These include the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen Chambers of Commerce; SCDI; Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports; Advantage Travel Centres, and the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, and all are agreed that damage has already been caused to Scottish business.” The association has written to Michael Moore, Secretary of State for Scotland and called for the planned increase to be scrapped. Passengers travelling from Scotland to London already pay an extra

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