To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce the outcome of the effect of Air Passenger Duty on regional air routes in the aviation tax reform proposals.
22 October 2021
The Government recently consulted on aviation tax reform. As part of the consultation, the Government outlined its initial view that the effective rate of Air Passenger Duty (APD) on domestic flights should be reduced in order to support Union and regional connectivity and that the number of international distance bands should be increased in order to align APD more closely with our environmental objectives.
The consultation sought evidence on the potential impacts of these proposals, including on regional air routes, and closed on 15 June. The Government will update on next steps in due course.