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[BBC News] Number of air passengers falls

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does anyone have a breakdown of taxes and charges

 

 

From ITA

 

 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom to Liverpool, United Kingdom: 88 miles 40 min

be.png Flybe.com Flight BE607 on a De Havilland Dash-8 (prop plane) in coach class

Departs Isle of Man, United Kingdom (IOM) Thur, Oct 1 6:50p 40 min Arrives Liverpool, United Kingdom (LPL)

7:30p

 

1 adult in booking code X, covered by fare (A1) below

 

Booking details If you want to buy this ticket, contact the airline (Flybe.com: +44 1392 268500) or a travel agent. If you use a travel agent to buy this ticket:

  • If your travel agent is online and has an e-mail address, e-mail this itinerary to them
  • If your travel agent is not online, print out this page and fax/give it to them

It is very important to use exactly the same booking codes and fare codes that we've used on this page in order to match the price we've found.

 

Fare (A1): BE IOMplain-arrow.gifLPL XFLY1S fare (rules) £2.00

Tax: BE YQ surcharge £7.50

Tax: Isle of Man Passenger Duty £10.00

Tax: United Kingdom Passenger Service Charge £17.70

Total for 1 adult passenger: £37.20 (as of Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:48pm)

 

Fare construction (sometimes useful to travel agents): IOM BE LPL 2.00XFLY1S GBP 2.00 END XT 17.70UB 10.00YO 7.50YQ

 

 

Notes:

 

YQ = Fuel surcharge

 

Air Passenger Duty: This is an excise duty levied by the UK Government and collected from airlines by HM Revenue and Customs. Details concerning the Air Passenger Duty can be found on the HM Revenue and Customs website. On “paper” tickets it is usually shown in the "tax/fee/charge" box* with the codes GB and YO. The Government increased Air Passenger Duty rates with effect from 1 February 2007 and announced in November 2008 that from 1 November 2009 APD will be restructured with new rates specified for 2009/10 and 2010/11. Further details are available from HMRC website.

 

UK Passenger Service Charge: In 1999 most airlines decided to separate from the fare the per-passenger element that they pay to UK airports for the use of the airport's passenger facilities. This is known as the UK Passenger Service Charge. On “paper” tickets it is usually shown in the "tax/fee/charge" box* with the code UB. It is not a government-imposed tax.

 

On the flybe website this flight is listed as £27.99

 

I think that the difference is because the taxes that the passenger is charged get reduced specifically for special offer flights. In other words £37.20 is the real cost.

 

Also take a look at

http://www.cab.org.je/index.php?option=com...7&Itemid=49

Edited by lfc84

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More people on holiday.

Rainy weather means people escape to drier climes.

 

Would that not make for more passengers.

 

Maybe if you could fly somewhere drier from the isle of man - except for the pensioner magnets of Lake Garda and Sorrento - you might be right. I'd happily pay a couple of hundred quid over the odds for a decent family holiday to Greece or Cyprus direct from IOM.

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So travel agents bookings are up, the tourist board is saying that visitors are on the increase ... but boat and air traffic is down. It does beg the question "How the f**k are visitors getting here if numbers are up but the number of passengers are down"

 

Perhaps the increased number of visitors are Cuban asylum seekers, blown across the Atlantic by the recent hurricanes. Then again, they may be travelling on the secret underground monorail from the UK that we haven't been told about, possibly in search of the soon to be banned light bulbs - does anywhere on the Island stock those?

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We will have to wait a little longer for 'leaves on the runway' or 'the wrong sort of snow' to be trotted out. She is a hoot! An expensive one. But still very funny.

 

Given the comments that the runway extension was needed for charter flights (no doubt to sunnier climes) I was a little puzzled not to see the said sunnier climes mentioned in the passenger destinations in the August numbers. I would have thought that there would be extensive mention of these flights as they seem to be the reason for spending the £60 million (with fencing yet to come).

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Looking into the future perhaps high waves will, on occasion, render the runway extension unsafe.

 

'Passenger figures at Ronaldsway have shown another fall but stormy seas at the beginning of the month were to blame.' In the meantime, despite passenger figures through Douglas harbour also falling, there has been a 100% increase in the number of visitors to the Island and, in the face of unreasonable travel costs, booking for next year's TT is well ahead of expectations.

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So travel agents bookings are up, the tourist board is saying that visitors are on the increase ... but boat and air traffic is down. It does beg the question "How the f**k are visitors getting here if numbers are up but the number of passengers are down"

Easy. Fewer residents are travelling.

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Bad weather and fewer lights on the runway apparently.

 

Did anyone pick that for the sweepstake?

 

Bugger! did not think of that one.

when I did this

 

But I'm still on course for the next few months.

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