Air Passenger Duty

Air passenger duty Rates [1][2]
Destination Bands and distance from London (miles) Reduced rate from: (for travel in the lowest class of travel available on the aircraft) Standard rate from [3]: (for travel in any other class of travel) Higher rate from [4] : (for travel in aircraft of 20 tonnes or more equipped to carry fewer than 19 passengers)
  1 April 2013 1 April 2014 1 April 2013 1 April 2014 1 April 2013 1 April 2014
Band A (0-2,000) £13 £13 £26 £26 £52 £52
Band B (2,001-4,000) £67 £69 £134 £138 £268 £276
Band C (4,001-6,000) £83 £85 £166 £170 £332 £340
Band D (over 6,000) £94 £97 £188 £194 £376 £388

[1] From 1 April 2013, APD will apply to all flights aboard aircraft 5.7 tonnes and above.

[2] From 1 November 2011, direct long-haul rates for departures from Northern Ireland (bands B, C and D) were reduced to the short-haul rate (band A), irrespective of the destination. From 1 January 2013 the rates for direct long-haul flights from Northern Ireland will be devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive, and set to £0. Direct long haul journeys from Northern Ireland are those where the first part of the journey is to a destination outside Band A.

[3] If any class of travel provides seating in excess of 1.016 metres (40 inches) the standard rate also applies.

[4] The higher rate applies to flights aboard aircraft of 20 tonnes and above with fewer than 19 seats.

Useful links

For a list of countries/territories and the bands into which they fall, see Appendix 1 of Notice 550 Air Passenger Duty

Air Passenger Duty - Northern Ireland rates