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Edinburgh airport welcome and comment on Scottish Government air departure tax bill

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20 Dec 2016

Edinburgh Airport has today welcomed and commented on the publication of the Scottish Government’s Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill.

 

 Gordon Dewar, the Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said:

 

“This is the beginning of a process that will bring economic growth and create jobs in Scotland.  We welcome the commitment from the Scottish Government and the support from the Scottish Conservatives in reducing Air Passenger Duty. We hope that other parties will back a move that will boost jobs and revenue in Scotland.

 

“The real gains of this policy will be reaped if the Scottish Government reduce APD by 50 per cent in one move – it is this level of investment that is required to encourage airlines to schedule an increase in flights beyond existing rates of growth. It will deliver jobs, prosperity and opportunity for Scotland’s economy.

 

“We now urge the Scottish Government to publish detail on its plans on banding and tax levels as soon as possible, to allow airlines to plan and maximise the benefits of this move.”

 

 

 

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