ATA calls new U.K. airline fees "illegal"

11/25/2008 | Air Transport World

U.S. airlines are protesting a proposed new Air Passenger Duty at U.K. airports that will charge passengers a sliding fee based on the distance they travel to or from the country. For most U.S. flights, the APD would increase from $61 to $69 on Nov. 1, 2009, then rise again to $92 a year later. Air Transport Association President and CEO James May called the new scheme "an illegal action, which we expect to be settled in the courts."

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