New research by Frontier suggests that new routes could be introduced to UK airports if Air Passenger Duty (APD) were abolished.
Our study, commissioned by trade body Airlines UK identified 66 potential new connections that could be more viable if the tax was abolished. We also found that several routes dropped by airlines for financial reasons in recent years could have been viable if APD had been abolished.
APD constitutes as much as half the price of an off-peak short-haul ticket (from the UK to Poland) and 44% of the price of an off-peak long-haul ticket (from the UK to Israel).
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