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Post by atoutprix on Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 12:24

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Michael O'Leary has thrown his weight behind Scottish independence due to Alex Salmond's promise to cut and eventually abolish air passenger duty.

The Ryanair boss told BBC Radio Scotland: "There's no doubt that most airlines would support the position of the Scottish government in relation to the abolition of the APD [air passenger duty], which does untold damage to Scottish tourism."

The Scottish government has said that an independent Scotland would reduce APD by 50% initially, with plans to completely abolish it "when public finances allow".

O'Leary's comments come after Willie Walsh, head of British Airways' owner the International Airlines Group, said that Scottish independence could be a "positive development" as the cutting of air passenger duty would have a "huge impact".
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