UK Departure Tax to increase

andye

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In yesterday's UK budget a new third band of departure tax (for extra long-haul destinations) was announced. It encompasses SE Asia and Australia which will have an increased departure tax levied when tickets have them as final destination. To commence in 2023, the exact pricing for premium cabins is to be announced.

 

clifford

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Will make the old trick of flying out of the continent even more important!
Yes, but domestic flight taxes have been halved. INV here I come!

And the long haul APD has only gone up by a token amount, but yes, fly out of continental Euope of course.
 
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I thought Boris was trying to cosy up to Australia and New Zealand and make us forget how the UK happily shafted our economies in the 1970's when it joined the EEC, as was. I have been ambivalent about re-visiting there for years and this fee certainly doesn't encourage me to change my mind. I assume airlines will rapidly find a way to encourage arrivals in the UK and departures via the continent - or maybe we all fly via Eire?
 
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