Additional Charge to Go Up by One Pound
The controversial increase to Aviation Passenger Duty in the UK is said to spell bad news for holidaymakers taking their family on long haul trips.
From 1st November passengers will have to pay extra due to a tax hike, with ticket prices due to increase significantly as a result of the APD.
To put it into context it’s going to cost a family of four an extra £340 to travel to Australia and back.
Although Manx residents will incur the same inflated prices when travelling abroad it's anticipated that it won't have too severe an affect on short return trips to the UK.
As it stands the existing additional ticket charge of £11, will go upto £12.
There are some exclusions to the added tax, with aircraft weighing under 10 tonnes avoiding the charge, meaning Manx2.com and some of the Blue Island aircraft escaping the charge.
(RONALDSWAY DIRECTOR ANN REYNOLDS AUDIO ABOVE)