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(From The Journal)
YOUR article (The Journal September 24) on the air passenger duty tax amply illustrates the fundamental flaws in the misguided campaign by the aviation industry and, sadly The Journal, to have a rise in this tax scrapped.
Willie Walsh, of British Airways, predictably misses the point. The aim of the tax increase is to physically curb the increase in polluting flights in the face of the enormous threat from climate change. It is plainly nonsense for Mr Walsh to say that paying the tax means that airlines are already meeting their climate change costs. Paying money does not stop climate change.