Ireland’s intended flight tax abolition fuels ABTA campaign

Ireland’s intended flight tax abolition fuels ABTA campaign

ABTA has called on the Chancellor to follow in Ireland’s footsteps by abolishing flight taxes. The Irish government has announced that it intends to scrap its passenger tax on the grounds that it damages the country’s economy. It follows the Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Maltese governments, which have all eradicated aviation tax. If Ireland drops its levy, the UK will be one of four European countries that imposes a tax. “The Irish Government is just the latest to see that taxing air passengers is counter productive with any revenue raised outweighed by the damage caused to the wider economy,” said Mark Tanzer, chief executive of ABTA. “The Fair Tax on Flying campaign urges the Chancellor to take a lead from the Irish and not hike aviation tax even higher if he is sincere in his intention to help travel and tourism grow and flourish.” The Irish government currently charges EU3 per passenger to fly from the island, where the UK’s ranges from

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