Business class flights face tax raid

Users of business-class-only flights could see their air passenger duties
double under government plans launched yesterday.

The FT
reports that travellers using luxury services between London and
New York would see their duties double from £40 to £80.

The proposals are part of a
Treasury move to
correct an anomaly in the current rules which allow passengers on flights with
only one cabin class to pay a lower rate of air passenger duty.

Airlines likely to be affected by any changes include Eos, Maxjet and
Silverjet .

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