BATA welcomes Scottish Government’s commitment on Air Passenger Duty

BATA welcomes Scottish Government’s commitment on Air Passenger Duty

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2015-16, British Air Transport Association Chief Executive, Nathan Stower, said: “The Scottish Government’s commitment to reduce the burden of APD by 50% from 2018, with a view to abolishing completely in due course, is good news for Scottish businesses, families and visitors. Halving the UK’s current rates would bring Scotland broadly in line with Germany’s aviation tax.” Read more

View from the Chief Executive

The UK has a long and proud aviation history and our airlines are amongst the best in the world. Whether travelling for business or leisure, passengers can fly to hundreds of destinations and have a choice of carriers. With intense competition, fares are low and service standards are high. Our modern way of life – from the delivery of letters and packages, to just in time manufacturing and even some of the food we eat – depends on dedicated air freight services and the transporting of goods in the holds of passenger aircraft. Read more