Roger Lewis, Chairman of Cardiff Airport
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Air tax powers: 'We need to fly the Welsh flag'

Cardiff Airport's chairman has called on the UK government to devolve passenger air taxes to Wales, in a bid to boost its business.

Roger Lewis was speaking as he marked 100 days in the job, after leaving the Welsh Rugby Union to take up the role.

Air passenger duty is being devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland, but remains a sticking point in discussions over new powers for Wales.

Rival airports such as Bristol said it would hand Cardiff an unfair advantage.

But Mr Lewis said the move was vital in helping to build a sustainable business at the airport for both passengers and the growing aircraft maintenance sector.

  • 27 Jan 2016
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