>> Tuesday, 20 November 2012
The SNP Group on Aberdeenshire Council has welcomed the announcement by Virgin Atlantic that it is to begin flights from Aberdeen to Heathrow in March next year.
Commenting, SNP Group Economic Development spokesperson Cllr John Cox said:
“Despite this exciting time it has to be recognised Air Passenger Duty is holding back economic growth and shows how out of touch the Westminster Government is. Businesses in the North-east have the extra burden in having to fly to the main hubs for onward international flights compared to London based businesses. Time is a cost and APD is a tax on business growth.”