Air Passenger Duty on private jet flights

Date:
November 22nd, 2016

UK chancellor Phillip Hammond is facing calls from backbench MPs and the transport industry to abolish Air Passenger Duty (APD) in his Autumn statement. The tax, which applies to departures from UK airports, is the…

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How abolishing APD in Scotland will impact business aviation in the UK

Date:
December 2nd, 2014

New powers given to Scotland will allow the Edinburgh parliament to abolish Air Passenger Duty. This will impact the private jet industry in addition to airline travel. If APD in Scotland is abolished, holidaymakers in…

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APD on private jets – why the system is flawed

Date:
June 19th, 2013

APD was extended to Business Aviation earlier this year and the tax came into force on 1 April 2013. This applies to business aviation flights departing from the UK, regardless of the aircraft’s country of…

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Air Passenger Duty (APD) on private jet flights

Date:
March 5th, 2013

From 1 April 2013, Air Passenger Duty (APD) will be applied to passengers of private jets and other smaller aircraft with an authorised take off weight of 5.7 tonnes or more, taking off from a…

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Air Passenger Duty for private jet travellers

Date:
December 18th, 2012

In his autumn statement this month, Chancellor George Osborne revealed more information about how forthcoming changes to Air Passenger Duty (APD) will affect private jet travellers. This follows the announcement in 2011’s budget that APD would be…

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Chancellor gives date for introducing APD to private jet flights

Date:
November 30th, 2011

In his Autumn statement yesterday, the chancellor George Osborne announced that Air Passenger Duty on private jet flights would be introduced in April 2013. His statement read “The Government will proceed with the extension of…

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How much does it cost to hire a private jet?

Date:
September 21st, 2011

This is one of the questions I am frequently asked. Many people who have not flown by private jet have no idea how much it costs to charter an aircraft. Even those who have used…

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A lucky escape for private jet users: Air Passenger Duty (APD) is here to stay

Date:
March 15th, 2011

The UK private jet industry was saved last week from a radical change to air passenger tax regulations, that would have resulted in substantial price increases for private jet travellers. The UK government has abandoned…

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