UK finance minister George Osborne has signaled a further rise in air passenger duty (APD) in his annual budget speech. APD is charged on most passengers on flights departing from UK airports. It is one of the highest rates of passenger taxes in the world and can add as much as £146 ($206) to the price of a ticket, depending on the class of cabin chosen and the distance flown by the passenger. Airlines and passenger lobby groups have consistently protested the tax. Airlines say it ...

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