Edinburgh Airport: Slashing Air Passenger Duty will add £1bn to Scottish economy and create 4,000 jobs

New Edinburgh Airport report makes renewed call for timetable for change

  • Report commissioned by Edinburgh Airport outlines employment and economic benefits of 50% reduction in Air Passenger Duty (APD)
  • Halving APD will create nearly 4,000 jobs and add £1bn to the Scottish economy by 2020
  • Edinburgh Airport calls for the Scottish Government to outline a timetable for the reduction of APD
  • Without action, Scotland could lose out on nearly one million passengers every year, costing the Scottish economy up to £68 million in lost tourism every year
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