Northern Ireland has already scrapped APD on long-haul flights - a move which saved the New York service and has cost more than £2m so far
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Case not strong enough for abolishing £13 air passenger duty

There is not a strong enough case for abolishing a £13 tax on the majority of flights out of Northern Ireland, an economic report for Stormont has said.

Removing air passenger duty (APD) is seen by airports and airlines as key to attracting new routes and tourists.

BBC News NI Business Correspondent Julian O'Neill reports.

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