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Stop APD changes, Flybe tells UK government

26th March 2009 - 18:58 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Following the news from the Netherlands that the Dutch government has decided to abolish its Air Passenger tax, Flybe has written to the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequor, Alastair Darling, and called on him to postpone the proposed Air Passenger Duty (APD) changes planned for November 2009.

Commenting on the call, Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer (pictured) said, “Flybe is not innocent enough to think that the UK government will follow the Dutch lead and abolish APD, but we certainly think there is a case for them to put on ice the planned November rise in APD. Such a move would be a tangible stimulus to the British economy and send out a very clear message that the government cares about industries other than just the banking sector.”

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