As debate and lobbying on the controversial Air Passenger Duty in the UK intensified in May, Glasgow Prestwick Airport urged the UK government to scrap the APD and devolve it to the Scottish government to permit a joined-up approach to economic development. "The impact of APD is simply devastating," said CEO Iain Cochrane. "Since the doubling of APD from £5 ($8.06) to £10 in 2008, we estimate the loss of inbound tourists through Glasgow Prestwick to have cost ...

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