Heathrow increases domestic passenger discount

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow, the UK’s busiest airport, has announced it is increasing the discount for a UK domestic passenger by 50%.

The discount was introduced to make it cheaper for domestic passengers to use Londons Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) and encourage domestic flights. It counters some of the harmful effects of the Governments tax on flying. Air Passenger Duty (APD) is charged in both directions on domestic flights.

The £15 discount will save UK domestic passengers around £40m over the course of a year making it more attractive to airlines. Heathrow hopes this will encourage growth on domestic routes.

The airport says it has been a “long-time and ardent campaigner” for boosting domestic flights and last year committed to a discounted domestic passenger charge for at least the next twenty years. The discount will save UK Passengers £750m over the 20 years.

British Airways, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer domestic flights from Heathrow to airports across the UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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