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UK Passengers Face Costlier Asia Trips: Telegraph

New levy based on distance is part of the UK Budget announced by chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak


British Airways aircraft at Heathrow in London. Photo: Reuters

British passengers will suffer higher levies on long-haul services to Asia-Pacific destinations, The Daily Telegraph reported.

A new “ultra-long haul distance band” of £91 for passengers flying to destinations more than 5,500 miles from the UK would be introduced. However, flights within Britain would become cheaper as air passenger duty is slashed.

The levy was part of the UK Budget announced on Wednesday by chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak.

Read the full report: The Daily Telegraph

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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