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AGS Airports responds to Union Connectivity Report findings on Air Passenger Duty

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.”