“a fair contribution toward the public finances” – an interesting comment. Does it mean an equitable contribution or just a quantitative amount. I would suggest the latter, as taxing on “luxury” has never been equitable.
Another disturbing comment is the words they follow on with – “which will support the reduction of global emissions.” Forget for a minute the fact that the warmist theory on emissions has been shown to be fraudulent, let us assume that there is something in it. To be fair, as in equitable, a passenger who travels on an aircraft that uses more efficient engines should pay less tax – thats just not going to happen.
The whole statement on the APD is no more than political rhetoric worthy of Sir Humphrey – say a lot , mean nothing.