Chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport in plea to Government to tax others more
reduce the tax burden on regional airports.
the government to abandon its ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to aviation taxes,
which they believe penalises the regions.
in Yorkshire and Humber as well as Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Birmingham,
welcomes the national consultation on air passenger duty.
the highest in the world, with taxes of up to £170 per flight making it incredibly
difficult for us to attract airlines to commence new services.
jobs, inward investment and wealth creation in the regions we serve.
lower percentage of business travellers, inbound tourists or wealthy passengers
with a high propensity to fly.
in the regions will go on increasing.
to see regional airports take the strain, but unless decisive action is taken,
that simply won’t happen.
move out of the busy London airports.
they should pay a premium for doing so, just as motorists pay a premium to drive
in central London.”
Group of 10 regional airports want a congestion tax on flights from Heathrow