Frequently Asked Questions - Will an independent Scotland protect links to London airports?
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The number of flights to London from Scotland has been reducing.
With independence, the Scottish Government will be able to protect routes. The present Government would propose to promote Public Service Obligations on routes that benefit the economy most. The current Scottish Government will prioritise a 50 per cent reduction in APD, with a view to eventual abolition of the tax when public finances allow.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.