Volume 33 (2008)

Volume 33 (2008) / Issue 1

Robert Lawson, 'UK Air Passenger Duty held to be Consistent with the Chicago Convention' (2008) 33 Air and Space Law, Issue 1, pp. 3–9


In R (on the application of the Federation of Tour Operators and others) v. Her Majesty’s Treasury [2007] EWHC 2062 (Admin), the English High Court held that the Air Passenger Duty imposed by the UK Government is consistent with Article 15 of the Chicago Convention. The judgment makes interesting findings in respect of the applicable principles of interpretation, the meaning of Article 15 and the consistency with it of a tax in the nature of an air passenger duty. The correctness of these findings is questioned. The potential implications of the decision are touched upon.

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