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Islands flights could be hit by new tax

FEARS have been voiced that passengers using Highlands and Islands airports could face a hike in fares because of a tax on flights.

The concern comes after the Scottish Parliament was told last week that plans to replace air passenger duty with a discounted alternative have been disrupted by legal issues.

The Scottish Government wants to replace Air Passenger Duty (APD) with a new devolved Air Departure Tax (ADT) in Scotland from April next year.

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