Government coalition could lower airline tax, say easyJet

PUBLISHED: 17:32 12 May 2010 | UPDATED: 07:37 30 May 2010

BOSSES at easyJet have been encouraged by the formation of a British coalition Government and are looking at the possibility of lower passenger duty. Commenting on the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition agreement announced on Tuesday, eas

BOSSES at easyJet have been encouraged by the formation of a British coalition Government and are looking at the possibility of lower passenger duty.

Commenting on the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition agreement announced on Tuesday, easyJet's chief executive Andy Harrison said: "We look forward to working with the new secretary of state for transport. The two Government parties have made a firm coalition agreement to reform the daft Air Passenger Duty, which taxes full planes but not empty ones. It's now time to act and make it a fairer and greener tax without increasing the tax burden on the flying public.

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