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Monday, September 19

BA cuts flights to Caribbean over high APD tax rates

British Airways Boeing 747-400Image via Wikipedia Mail Online: "British Airways has announced it is set to cut the capacity of its flights to the Caribbean because of the UK’s sky-high Air Passenger Duty tax.

The airline has called on the Government to scrap its ‘destructive tax juggernaut’ and says the UK tourism industry suffers from the ‘heaviest tax burden in global aviation’.

As a result, BA has decided to reduce its flights to the Caribbean, and increase its service to Florida, a holiday destination that currently has a 20 per cent lower tax rate than the Caribbean islands."
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