Virgin: 'Enough's enough' on tax

Air taxes are to rise by up to 55% on Monday, making some trips unaffordable, the travel industry has warned.

A family of four flying in economy to Australia will now pay £340 in total taxes - an extra £120.

The same family to the US will pay 33% more Air Passenger Duty (APD), up £60 to £240. APD on premium class fares is double that of economy.

Julie Southern, Chief Commercial Officer for Virgin Atlantic said the tax rise will make a family holiday out of reach for many.

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