2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch welcomes proposed changes to APD

10 10 2007

Monarch welcomes the Chancellor’s decision to reform the collection criteria for Air Passenger Duty from November 2009.

The change by the government to tax aircraft and not the passenger travelling on the aircraft will recognise efficiency by airlines and reward high load factors and seat density. This is good news for Monarch who reported load factors on scheduled flights of 86.7% in September 2007 – higher than any other UK low fares airline.

Monarch will seek clarification however as to where the collected money will be spent and confirmation that this is not just a stealth tactic to increase the overall level of tax from air travel.

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