Date lodged: 6 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its projection is of the benefits of reducing air passenger duty as set out in its Programme for Government.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 14 September 2017
The Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Act provides for Air Departure Tax (ADT), which will replace UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) in Scotland.
Reducing the burden of Air Departure Tax would help to improve connectivity and boost Scotland’s economy. The Scottish Government is currently undertaking a public consultation on our reduction plans and has commissioned separate independent economic and noise impact assessments, the results of which will be published.