Ryanair urges Cameron to scrap APD in video message

Ryanair urges Cameron to scrap APD in video message

Ryanair has produced a video message for David Cameron, congratulating him on his recent election win and urging the UK to follow Ireland's lead by scrapping air passenger duty.

The video's narrator explains that the Irish government scrapped APD on April 1, 2014, and claims that Ryanair introduced 21 new Irish routes in response.

The airline says the resulting loss to the government of €30 million in APD revenue was offset by 1.3 extra passengers spending €150 million in the country.

The message concludes: "It's simple Dave. Cut APD for everyone, grow tourism, and we can all have a party!"

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