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Calls Rising for Tax on Private Jets to Raise £1.4 Billion for Public Transport

A tax on private jet passengers of £780 in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for every flight from the UK could raise around £1.4 billion each year.

A tax on private jet passengers of £780 in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for every flight from the UK could raise around £1.4 billion each year.

Photographer: Nicholas.T.Ansell/PA Wire

A supertax on private jets should be introduced to fund public transport improvements, according to a pressure group.

Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) wants private jet passengers to pay £780 in air passenger duty (APD) for every flight from the UK.