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Sweden’s green party is to fight this autumn’s election on a pledge to hike flight taxes and start night trains to Brussels and Paris, after activists won over the objections of the leadership.

The UK government is to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) – an airline ticket tax – on premium tickets from April 2019.

Abolishing Germany’s air passenger tax would boost the country’s economy by 67 billion euros ($79 billion) in total over the next 12 years, a study by consultancy PwC showed on Monday.

New pressure to shelve air tax cuts has come ahead of ministers updating MSPs on the plans tomorrow. Scottish Labour has called on the minority SNP Scottish Government to ditch its proposals to replace air passenger duty (APD) with an air departure tax (ADT) that would be 50 per cent lower.

A Fair Tax on Flying campaign is lobbying British MPs ahead of November budget

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