Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester could miss out on new transatlantic links unless Air Passenger Duty (APD) is eliminated, BA's parent group has said.
IAG has written to MPs to say “it’s not financially viable” for the group’s low-cost brand, Level, to fly from those cities with APD at current levels.
The group, which is British Airways’ parent company, says Level’s one-way fares start at £88. Air Passenger Duty for long-haul flights is currently £75, but will increase to £78 for flights from 1 April 2018.
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