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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".
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