Air Passenger Duty (APD) rates for tax years 2017-18 are set to increase for long-haul flights, reflecting a continuous increase in the tax level for long haul destinations, including Asia and Australia
APD rates for short haul flights (ranging from 0-2,000 miles) flying from the UK have not change since 2015-16.
The tax rates for short haul flights remain at £13 for economy flights, £26 for a business class or first class ticket and £78 for a higher rate for private aircrafts.
The government abolished APD for children aged 12 to 15 travelling in the economy class cabin on or after 1 March 2016, extending the exemption to all under 15s effectively.
This is an increase of £2 on the reduced rate, £4 on the standard rate and £12 on the higher rate for the tax year 2016-17.
APD rates from 1 April 2017
|Destination bands||Distance from London (miles)||Reduced rate (economy flights)||Standard rate (business, first class)||Higher rate: (for aircraft 20 tonnes or more, fewer than 19 passengers)|
|Band A||0 to 2,000||£13||£26||£78|
|Band B||Over 2,000||£75||£150||£450|
Northern Ireland APD rates from 1 April 2017
|N Ireland APD||Rates from 1 April 2017 (reduced/ standard/higher)|
|Destination bands||Distance from London (miles)||Direct||Indirect|
|Band A||0 to 2,000||£13/ £26/ £78||£13/ £26/ £78|
|Band B||Over 2,000||£0/ £0/ £0||£75/£150/£450|
Flights flying from Northern Ireland have also had the same rates increased.