Aviation: Northern Ireland

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th May 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps with airline companies to help reduce the cost of flights from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government recognises how vital aviation is to maintaining connectivity between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We are supporting connectivity across the union, through a 50% cut in Air Passenger Duty on domestic flights from April 2023, as well as our support for the PSO connecting Londonderry to London.

Air travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain is provided by a competitive market and fares are a commercial decision for airlines, based on several factors.

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