Operators threaten court action on APD

Taylor, Ian
February 2007
Travel Weekly (UK);2/2/2007, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the threat from travel operators in Great Britain with legal action over the increase in Air Passenger Duty. There might be confusion at airports as airlines demand payments at check-in. Operators believe APD is illegal under the Chicago Convention of 1944 which limits tax on aviation and the treatment of tour operators could be in breach of the Human Rights Act.


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