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The UK government should devolve air passenger duty to Wales to help boost business, Cardiff airport’s chairman has said.
Speaking as he marked 100 days in the job, Roger Lewis wants the controversial tax devolved like it has been for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
"Devolving that responsibility to Wales as it's been devolved to Northern Ireland, to Scotland, is only right and fair," Lewis told The BBC.
"I think it will happen, because I think it will actually create a great opportunity not only for the airport, but also for the MRO - maintenance, repair and overhaul sector in Wales."
Bristol airport has said Cardiff would have a “significant advantage” if the Welsh government won the power to set APD.
Looking ahead to the rest of 2016, Lewis said he wanted strong growth in passenger numbers to build on the 15 per cent rise Cardiff airport saw last year.
"It's about increasing the destinations for our passengers, giving them the best prices possible, at times that suit their needs, wrapped in a fabulous passenger experience here at the airport," he added.
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