New Zealand's new Prime Minister, John Key, criticized the UK's expanded Air Passenger Duty on passengers. He told Radio NZ that he had raised the matter of the tax with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and had pointed out to Brown that "it's not necessarily rational." Key said, "There are efficiency differences between airlines and aircraft and some airlines, including Air New Zealand, are trialing biofuels. So to simply put a random tax on because we are a long way away, in our view is ...

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