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01 December 2011 09:45
Jetting off to the sun is set to get more expensive after the Chancellor confirmed aviation tax will increase next April
Airline passengers face higher fares after the Chancellor confirmed a planned rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD) will go ahead next April.
EasyJet, British Airways parent company IAG, Virgin Atlantic and Ryanair had lobbied George Osborne to axe the increase, which comes after substantial rises in the aviation tax in both 2007 and 2010
Holidaymakers face rises of around 10% on their air fare, according to the airlines.
Bosses at the four big airlines accused Mr Osborne of scoring "an own goal" in his bid to steer the British economy to recovery, saying that the APD rise will hit tourism and foreign investment and reduce career opportunities for youngsters.
The Airport Operators Association joined industry condemnation of the move, saying it is "bad for jobs, bad for growth and bad for passengers".
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
17 November 2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.