Air Passenger Duty (APD): UK has highest flights tax
The percentage taken in taxes for airline flights has steadily increased - some hailing it as a useful environmental measure to deter unnecessary travel, others claiming it stifles the economy and prevents businesses from growing.
In a personal film, Virgin Atlantic chief executive Craig Kreeger claimed the UK government took aviation "for granted in a way that no other government in the world does".
He said Air Passenger Duty (APD) was higher in Britain than the rest of the world, where some countries have - or are thinking of - abolishing it.
Mr Kreeger debated this film on Wednesday's Daily Politics with Conservative Philip Hammond and Labour's Rachel Reeves, and the full programme is on iPlayer for seven days.
11 Dec 2013
- From the section UK Politics