Two-tiered APD system 'under consideration'A two-tiered Air Passenger Duty (APD) system could be introduced by the government.
Plans are being considered that would see passengers pay less APD if they are flying outside of one of the London airports.
This would mean certain UK flights would be cheaper than others depending on where people book them from.
According to the Sunday Express, Chloe Smith, the economic secretary to the Treasury, has told the owners of City Airport Manchester, Doncaster Sheffield and Durham Tees Valley that the policy is being given serious consideration.
Phil Wilson, Labour MP for Sedgefield, told the paper: "It seems the government wants lower passenger duty in the north, which would help airports that have struggled."
It is hoped the move would encourage more people to use regional airports in favour of heading to the main London hangers.
APD is also due to rise again next year, which will put even more pressure on people trying to get away.
01 July 2012, 23:30