BATA responds to Airports Commission

November 11, 2014

Responding to the Airports Commission’s consultation on its appraisal of the three shortlisted options, Nathan Stower, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), said:

 

“The Airports Commission’s final recommendation must be cost effective, offer value for money, and not rely on today’s passengers paying for infrastructure that won’t be ready until at least the mid-2020s. UK airlines will study the appraisal of each option in detail to judge whether the plan is supported by a robust business case with realistic forecasts and a credible funding mechanism. I hope our politicians will wait for the results of this consultation and the Commission’s final report so that political decisions can be taken with the fullest evidence.”

 

ENDS

11th November 2014