The basic domestic rate for APD
is GBP13, which would mean a traveller on a one-way trip from Manchester to the Isle of Man (109 miles) would pay GBP13.
Independent financial modelling reveals that should APD
be devolved to Scotland, Newcastle Airport would lose more than 500,000 passengers a year, whereas if APD
were matched across England - if no English devolution on the levy were agreed - then the airport stands to gain some 1.
The Dutch and the Irish both had forms of APD
which resulted in a slump to flights, passengers and trade.
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Andrew Cornish, chief executive of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, fears holidaymakers may be "swayed" if APD
is reduced or removed in Welsh airports.
As part of this review, a discussion paper will be published by the summer examining the devolution and variation of APD
rates within England, and the provision of aid for regional airports including Bristol Airport.
The Irish Government abolished its own APD
in April 2014, and as a direct result, Ryanair launched 21 new routes to/from Dublin, Knock and Shannon airports, which will result in more than 1.
Speaking at yesterday's committee, Mark Menzies, Conservative MP for Fylde in Lancashire, said: "If the Scottish Government chose to cut or abolish APD
, that decision in turn might cause detriment to some of the airports in the North of England.
A Welsh Government with APD
in its armoury would use it for the sole purpose of boosting the competitiveness of the Welsh economy.
But Mr Osborne said that he was scrapping the two highest of the four APD
tax bands so that those on long-haul flights pay only as much as they do now travelling to the USA.
Ministers are under increasing pressure to investigate the impact of APD
, already the world's highest aviation tax, on UK holidaymakers and economic growth ahead of the Budget.
is a tax on passengers flying from UK airports and it ranges from pounds 13 to pounds 92 depending on the distance of the flight.