Edinburgh Airport chief calls for Scottish Government to confirm reduction in APD

Airport officials gather for Holyrood photocall ahead of APD consultation close

Aviation and airport officials gathered at the Scottish Parliament today (Thursday, 2 June) ahead of the 12-week APD (Air Passenger Duty) consultation drawing to a close.
Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive said: “For greater numbers of people from overseas to spend holidays here, visit friends and family, study and do business in Scotland it is vital that the Scottish Government takes this golden opportunity and confirm that APD will be reduced by 50 per cent in April 2018.
“A one move 50% reduction will bring an extra 18 million passengers to Scotland between the cut being confirmed and the end of 2021 – and it will generate 10,000 new jobs in tourism and add more than £300 million Gross Value Added per year to the Scottish economy and generate a range of tax revenues that will comfortably exceed the cost of the reduction.”