The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, which represents 17 major airlines in Asia including Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways has lashed out at the UK government for its punitive taxation of air travel in the form of the air passenger duty (APD), which was initially touted by the UK as an environmental measure. Commenting on recent proposals by the UK government to reform APD, Andrew Herdman, AAPA director general said that the association had long held the view that the ...

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