Airports kick off anti-APD rise campaign

Airports kick off anti-APD rise campaign

Airports across the UK have started a campaign against the planned increase in Air Passenger Duty (APD) in the next budget announcement. Passengers travelling through airports will be handed leaflets by staff wearing t-shirts emblazoned with ‘Hands off our Holiday, Mr Taxman’, urging them to email their MP through www.handsoffourholiday.com. The campaign follows a pool that found nearly four in five people were unaware of the proposed tax increase and three quarters of the public opposed the rise “We want to help raise the awareness over these planned increases in APD, to our passengers,” said Robin Tudor, head of PR for Peel Airports. The campaign has been backed by the Airport Operators Association (AOA), Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR-UK), and the British Air Transport Association (BATA).

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