The UK government is to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) – an airline ticket tax – on premium tickets from April 2019.  APD is already the world’s highest tax of this nature. Currently, rates for economy-class passengers are £13 ($17) for short-haul flights (within 2,000 miles of London) and £75 for long-haul (more than 2,000 miles). Business-class passengers pay £26 and £150 for short- and ...

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