Northern Ireland scraps APD on long-haul flights

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  1. uggboy
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    || Northern Ireland scraps APD on long-haul flights ||

    It's a good start to address the increasing cost of travel, but more has to be done in the future to positively impact more passengers in the long-term.;)
     
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    Glad to see this...now if only those over here would sort it out...
     
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    Let's hope so, but in Northern Ireland only 1% of all passengers do depart / arrive in Belfast are in long haul, would be nice when they could sort out other flights too, they represent 99%. Also of note, that for domestic flights the power with these decisions lies with London, not Belfast. Overall it's a good start to finish off the APD, but I doubt that Cameron & Co. in the UK will ever follow suit with this positive northern Irish example.
     
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    Is the Continental flight from Belfast the only U.S. bound flight from there still?
     
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    I believe so, it was this flight which caused the APD to be scrapped in Northern Ireland, they had the fear that the airline would scrap the flight because of high costs associated with the APD.
     

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