Aviation Wales and Wales Air Forum have united to start a devolved Air Passenger Duty campaign called APD 4 Wales
The announcement was made in a press release by the two leading Welsh Aerospace and Aviation sites which said:
Aviation Wales and Wales Air Forum have today announced that they are joining forces for the Air Passenger Duty 4 Wales Campaign (APD4Wales).
The APD4Wales campaign is designed to showcase the importance and benefits of devolving Air Passenger Duty to the economy and tourism of not just Wales, but also to the South West of England and UK PLC as a whole.
Nick Harding of Aviation Wales said: “Devolving APD is possibly one of the most important questions regarding devolved powers facing this current parliament. It has already been devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland so, as recommended by the Silk Commission, it is only right and proper that it is devolved to Wales too.
By joining forces with Wales Air Forum we can show that this is an issue that unites the Welsh aerospace industry and we invite all industry and tourism to show their support for this issue by joining our Wall of Support on the web site”
Wales Air Forum believes that “Air Passenger Duty (APD) is bad for families, bad for jobs and bad for growth.
There are several benefits to Wales for devolution of Air Passenger Duty (APD) that include creation of jobs, increased inbound tourism, increased destinations from Cardiff Airport and a boost to the Welsh economy as a whole.
Air Passenger Duty (APD) has already been or in the process of being devolved to Northern Ireland and Scotland and it is time that Air Passenger Duty is devolved to Wales.
The campaign web site is where people can find out why this is so important and the impacts it will have.”