The airport departure tax you pay every time you fly from a UK airport can be up to £26 for a return domestic flight. Flybe believes this is unfair, so we will pay it for you on all fares across 151 routes for travel from July onwards.
So hurry - book a Flybe flight between 19th to the 23rd of April to enjoy your tax rebate!
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However, passengers departing UK airports continue to pay the highest levels of tax in Europe and we’d like your help to tell the government that this is not right. Air Passenger Duty (APD) – a tax charged on all passengers departing a UK airport – was first introduced in 1994 with a £5 rate for flights within the UK/EU and £10 elsewhere. Since then, it has seen an increase of 160% since 2007, with a one-way domestic journey now being taxed at £13 per passenger.
The tax is particularly punitive for UK domestic passengers as they have to pay on both legs of their journey because APD is a departure tax. What that means is someone travelling between say, Belfast and Manchester, Edinburgh and Southampton or Exeter and Newcastle get stung twice by the taxman - £26 in government tax.
We don’t think that’s fair and that’s why Flybe, will be presenting a petition to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling upon him to introduce a fair deal for UK domestic aviation. If you think the same as us, you can show your support by signing the petition below.
An APD tax rebate on departures from applicable UK mainland airports of £13 per one way flight is being offered on new bookings when purchased online between 19th April 2013 and 23rd April 2013 and for travel from 01st July 2013 to 25th October 2014 inclusive.
Flybe airports that attract APD:
Ticket changes and offline itinerary changes are not included in this offer and may be subject to the applicable APD tax.
¹Not all Flybe routes, and routes operated by Loganair or Air France, will qualify for this offer.
There is no fee for debit card transactions. A fee of £12 per booking applies if paying by credit card for Flybe operated and multi-sector routes.
"We the undersigned call upon the Chancellor to bring to an end the outrageous and punitive practice of double taxation for UK domestic air travel. Air Passenger Duty on domestic flights has risen from £5 in 2007 to £13 and hits UK regional passengers hardest because they pay both ways on a return journey. That’s bad for passengers, bad for jobs, constrains growth and puts our hard-pressed regional economies at a disadvantage at a time when they need all the support they can get."
Fares are one way including other taxes and charges. Offer only available online. Tax rebate of £13 one way or £26 for domestic return is available for new flight bookings made between 19.04.13 and 23.04.13. Applicable for travel between 01.07.13 and 25.10.14 (only selected routes are on sale now for travel between 24.02.14 and 25.10.14). Offer available on all routes, all fares on Flybe operated flights (excludes Air France, Loganair operated flights and APD exempt flights departing Channel Islands or Inverness). Any ticket/itinerary changes may be subject to Air Passenger Duty. See website for more details of offer. There is no fee for debit card transactions. Bookings made by credit card will incur a fee of 3% of the total transaction value, with a minimum charge of £5.00 per booking.