Responding to the findings of the Sir Peter Hendy-led Union Connectivity Report findings, Derek Provan, chief executive of AGS Airports, said: “The findings from the Union Connectivity Review on Air Passenger Duty (APD) and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s desire to see a reduction on what is a regressive tax to passengers and the industry is welcome news.
“As one of the UK’s largest regional airport groups, we have stated all along that APD is a barrier to growth. The world has changed dramatically as a result of COVID-19 and the routes and services that play a critical role in supporting our economy have been devastated.
“A reduction in domestic APD is a welcome first step towards rebuilding the UK’s domestic connectivity as we work towards the safe return of international travel and getting the economy moving again.”
You can view the report by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/union-connectivity-review