The Scottish National Party (SNP) are planning to reduce the APD (air passenger duty) which is a large bulk of the tax we all pay on our flight tickets, by half for all flights departing from Scottish airports. This is an attempt to boost tourism, economy and employment in Scotland.
A one way long haul ticket for an adult out of the U.K. currently has APD of around £73. (£12 for short haul and considerably more in premium cabins). So expect to pay half of these in the future if you fly from the chilly northern country.
What does this mean for Brits?
If you live halfway between Scotland and England, it will be miles more financially beneficial for you to fly from Scotland.
Airlines will likely be encouraged to relocate or increase flights from Scotland in attempt to make revenue.
If you book early enough, trains from parts of the U.K. To Scotland will save you money overall when compared to flying from your local airport.