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      Wednesday 04 Sep 2013

      Flybe, the largest regional airline operating out of George Best Belfast City Airport will once again pay the Government’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) departure tax on behalf of customers as part of its ongoing campaign to highlight what it describes as a “punitive and unfair tax.”

      For passengers making new bookings on from 6th to 10th September 2013 and for travel between 28th September 2013 and 14th December 2013, Flybe will pay the tax on behalf of its customers effectively lowering one-way fares by £13, and by £26 on return UK domestic fares.

      Simon Lilley, Flybe’s Director of Marketing said, “Passengers in Northern Ireland continue to be disadvantaged by this punitive and unfair tax which is a serious impediment on both business and leisure travel thereby negatively impacting regional economic growth. Flybe has campaigned long and hard for the abolition of Air Passenger Duty. By offering what is essentially a ‘tax rebate’, we are not only once again raising awareness of the Government’s unjust wealth-gathering practices but are also providing a financial benefit to our passengers.”

      The offer is available on all fares and on all routes operated by Flybe originating from the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The offer excludes flights operated by Loganair, codeshare flights operated by Air France and APD exempt flights departing from the Channel Islands or Inverness. Any ticket or itinerary charges may be subject to full APD. The offer is not available on connecting flights. See website for further details.