Private aviation industry would ‘welcome’ tax, says PrivateFly.com

Private aviation industry would ‘welcome’ tax, says PrivateFly.com

Private jet charter service PrivateFly.com has said the industry would welcome a taxation system to realign it with scheduled airlines. The private jet industry is anticipating a new tax announcement or APD extension into charter services in tomorrow’s budget. And according to PrivateFly.com, the sector would embrace the changes, if confirmed. “I believe private jet passengers would accept the need to pay APD which would add a relatively small increase to their costs, based on the current ‘per passenger’ levy,” said Adam Twidell, CEO and founder of PrivateFly.com. “Coming out of recession, the sector is embracing the need for more transparency and new ways of operating. Introducing APD, or another fair system of taxation, for private jet flights is just one way in which it is moving into line with other forms of transport and integrating with the travel industry as a whole. This includes making private charter flights more widely available through travel agents and providing online aggregation and booking.” It is thought that prices would increase by 3.5 percent (

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