HOLIDAYMAKER’S DISPUTE OVER AIR PASSENGER DUTY – 02/11/2016

This is an interesting case that hit the Isle of Man press recently that is worth looking at, as it raises a couple of points that you are probably not aware of.

First of all, Easyjet is a ‘point to point’ carrier and does not operate direct flights from the Isle of Man to Faro in Portugal. You have to change somewhere along the way, so the Airport Passenger Duty (“APD”) is levied on each leg of the flight and is in the Terms and Conditions on Easyjet’s website.

This is common knowledge to most folk that live on a British Island, so I was surprised that this story was ran in the first place.

However, if you book flights via an Irish website and fly from Dublin to any destination, no APD is levied at the point of departure to / from Dublin. This can save you and families a small fortune, especially if you are travelling long haul.

Worth knowing.

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