22nd April 2009
Flybe reacted with extreme disappointment at Alastair Darling’s failure to postpone the latest round of Air Passenger Duty tax rises in November.
Commenting on the move, Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said:
“As a former Transport Minister, Mr. Darling knows that aviation will play its part in dragging the country out of recession. The government’s own figures show that aviation already pays its own way. By slapping another tax on a British success story like aviation, the Chancellor runs the risk of endangering a recovery that could be led by aviation” .