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APD affecting airlines, says airport boss

Manx2's suspension of flights to two destinations from next January is a commercial decision in a very tough market according to the airport director, who says air passenger duty tax is partly to blame. 

Manx2 announced yesterday it will stop flying to Oxford and Leeds-Bradford from January 7th, as passenger numbers fall outside the main holiday season.

The company also cited the £13 additional APD charge on domestic flights from the UK, as a disincentive to visiting the Island.

Ms Reynolds says the tax appears to be hitting the leisure travel market hard:

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