Ireland-based LCC Ryanair will close its base at Glasgow International Airport in Scotland because of the UK’s high passenger taxes, and will transfer routes to Edinburgh, some 45 miles to the east. “Ryanair regrets these cuts in the weaker Glasgow market where efforts to stimulate low fare demand are severely hampered by the continuing burden of APD [Air Passenger Duty],” the airline CCO David O’Brien said. The UK’s departure tax, or APD, is one of the ...

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