Air Passenger Duty (APD): UK has highest flights tax
11 December 2013 Last updated at 09:39 GMT
The percentage taken in taxes for airline flights has steadily increased - some hailing it as a useful environmental measure to deter unnecessary travel, others claiming it stifles the economy and prevents businesses from growing.
In a personal film, Virgin Atlantic chief executive Craig Kreeger claimed the UK government took aviation "for granted in a way that no other government in the world does".
He said Air Passenger Duty (APD) was higher in Britain than the rest of the world, where some countries have - or are thinking of - abolishing it.
Mr Kreeger debated this film on Wednesday's Daily Politics with Conservative Philip Hammond and Labour's Rachel Reeves, and the full programme is on iPlayer for seven days.