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U.K. Cools on Frequent-Flyer Levy as It Mulls Flight-Tax Changes

March 23, 2021, 5:54 PM

The U.K. government said a frequent-flyer tax would most likely be too difficult to administer, as it mulls changes to aviation charges aimed at addressing carbon emissions and boosting connectivity.

While climate-change campaigners have lobbied for fees aimed at discouraging people from taking regular flights, such a plan could require the collection and storage of personal information on each passenger, raising concerns over complexity and privacy, the Treasury said Tuesday.

The extra passenger costs could also pose challenges for some groups with an essential need to make frequent journeys, according to proposals for changes to air passenger duty contained in ...