Northern Ireland has scrapped Air Passenger Duty (APD) on all direct long-haul flights departing from Northern Ireland airports from January 2013. This Final Stage of the Air Passenger Duty Bill was passed in the Stormont Assembly. Finance Minister Sammy Wilson said the legislation was “good news for our economy in these challenging financial times. Abolishing APD on long-haul flights will help to protect and improve our international air access and ensure the competitiveness of ...

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