Sign the APD petition to get changes to made to this tax that increases the cost of flights from Wales.
Passenger duty (or APD) is a tax that is added to the price of your ticket.
APD was introduced 20 years ago. Initially it was £5 for
European Flights and £10 for longer haul. But it has relentlessly increased so
much so that it is £13 for short haul flights of up to 2000 miles, covering all
of Europe plus Turkey and North Africa. A large majority of families pay this
rate. On trips of 2000 miles and above it rises steeply to £71.
Recent changes have meant that under 16sare exempt if they travel economy class.
We want to seethe
responsibility for thisTax
devolved to Wales. If it were devolved to Wales (and hopefully abolished) fares
from Welsh Airports would reduce. It is the airlines that set the fares but
they have no choiceregardsthe APD element.
devolved to a confident and commercially savvy Welsh Assembly we could see
fares coming down dramatically from Welsh Airports. In a stroke this would
eliminate the cost prohibitive differential pricing which is one of the reasons
that Welsh Passengers are using Bristol and other English Airports. Devolving
and abolishing APD could be a real game changer for Welsh Airports and a big
bonus for Welsh travellers. Additionally Welsh travellers would reduce their
carbon footprint by no longer having to travel to Bristol and beyond for some