But so is the issue of APD after visit; Aviation Minister refuses to reveal the Government plans.
Byline: Laura Hill Reporter
AVIATION Minister Lord Callanan yesterday refused to say if the Government would scrap Air Passenger Duty during a visit to Newcastle International Airport.
There are fears the tax, which puts PS75 on a long haul flight, will hit Newcastle particularly hard if the Scottish Government push ahead with their plans to ultimately scrap airport taxes.
When pushed on the matter, Lord Callanan, a former Conservative councillor in Gateshead, said: "We can't predict what might happen in future budgets so let's wait to see what happens with it in Scotland first."
Tne airport's Graeme Mason, said: "Air travel wil be more important for the North than ever."
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Jul 22, 2017|
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