In a bid to combat climate change, the cost of certain flights will be going up while the price of other flights will fall.
Here’s what you need to know about how these changes could impact your holiday.
The cost of long haul flights set to rise
One of the changes the budget has brought with it is that ‘ultra long haul’ flights will be getting more expensive.
Mr Sunak announced a rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for these types of flights in a move to reduce carbon emissions.
APD is a fee technically paid by airlines but funded through the price of tickets.
This rise amounts to £7 for economy seats, with the new APD tax band being £91 on economy flights of over 5,500 miles from April 2023.
That means travellers to places like New Zealand, Hawaii, and Australia will be affected.
The price of domestic flights set to fall
Meanwhile, APD tax on domestic flights in the UK will be cut by 50%, with the APD tax on these types of flights already coming to £13.
This change will also come into force in 2023, and has been announced days before Cop26 climate summit.
Mr Sunak said this move is ‘bringing people together across the UK’, however critics have pointed out that cutting APD on domestic flights could ultimately encourage people to opt for plane journeys instead of more carbon-friendly trains.
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