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Airlines UK responds to the Autumn Statement

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Responding to the Autumn Statement delivered by the Chancellor earlier today, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the trade association representing UK airlines, said: “The failure to take action on Air Passenger Duty is a missed opportunity to support…

November 23, 2016

Joint statement between the UK Government and Airlines UK

A joint statement from the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, the Secretary of State for Transport and the Chief Executive of Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines. “Aviation is absolutely crucial to the UK’s economy and…

November 14, 2016

Airlines urge the Government to use the Autumn Statement to remove Air Passenger Duty on air travel from UK airports.

UK and foreign airlines have urged the Government to use the upcoming Autumn Statement on 23 November to send a message to the world that the UK is open for business – post Brexit – by removing Air Passenger Duty…

November 10, 2016

BATA becomes Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines

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The British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for UK-registered airlines, will on Monday 7 November change its name to ‘Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines’. Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “UK airlines have…

November 7, 2016

BATA responds to airport capacity announcement

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British Air Transport Association media release Immediate release Responding to the announcement made this morning on expansion at Heathrow airport, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for UK airlines, said: “We welcome…

October 25, 2016

BATA responds to ICAO announcement that an agreement has been reached on a global carbon offsetting scheme for aviation

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Responding to the announcement that an agreement has been reached at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on a global carbon offsetting scheme for aviation, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for…

October 6, 2016

BATA responds to new statistics on disruptive passengers compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority

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BATA responds to new statistics compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority and published by the BBC this morning showing an increase in incidents of disruptive behaviour on airlines.

September 19, 2016

UK airlines critical of Border Force plans for paid “fast track” passport checks at airport immigration halls

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Response to the news that Border Force is working on introducing a new Fast Track Passport Control service at immigration halls whereby passengers will be able to pay extra for “fast track” passport checks at airports.

September 13, 2016

BATA response to comments made by Aviation Minister on disruptive behaviour

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BATA response to comments made by the Aviation Minister, Lord Ahmad, on disruptive behaviour by air passengers.

July 29, 2016

Alex Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, gives 2016 BATA annual lecture

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The 2016 BATA annual lecture took place yesterday afternoon, with Alex Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, delivering a speech to an audience of senior industry figures and stakeholders at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

October 13, 2016

Airlines UK responds to the Autumn Statement

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Responding to the Autumn Statement delivered by the Chancellor earlier today, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the trade association representing UK airlines, said: “The failure to take action on Air Passenger Duty is a missed opportunity to support…

November 23, 2016

Joint statement between the UK Government and Airlines UK

A joint statement from the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, the Secretary of State for Transport and the Chief Executive of Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines. “Aviation is absolutely crucial to the UK’s economy and…

November 14, 2016

Airlines urge the Government to use the Autumn Statement to remove Air Passenger Duty on air travel from UK airports.

UK and foreign airlines have urged the Government to use the upcoming Autumn Statement on 23 November to send a message to the world that the UK is open for business – post Brexit – by removing Air Passenger Duty…

November 10, 2016

BATA becomes Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines

Airlines UK logo

The British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for UK-registered airlines, will on Monday 7 November change its name to ‘Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines’. Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “UK airlines have…

November 7, 2016

BATA responds to airport capacity announcement

Air Traffic Control

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British Air Transport Association media release Immediate release Responding to the announcement made this morning on expansion at Heathrow airport, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for UK airlines, said: “We welcome…

October 25, 2016

BATA responds to ICAO announcement that an agreement has been reached on a global carbon offsetting scheme for aviation

Ailerons

Responding to the announcement that an agreement has been reached at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on a global carbon offsetting scheme for aviation, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for…

October 6, 2016

BATA responds to new statistics on disruptive passengers compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority

Airport

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BATA responds to new statistics compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority and published by the BBC this morning showing an increase in incidents of disruptive behaviour on airlines.

September 19, 2016

UK airlines critical of Border Force plans for paid “fast track” passport checks at airport immigration halls

Passport stamp photo

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Response to the news that Border Force is working on introducing a new Fast Track Passport Control service at immigration halls whereby passengers will be able to pay extra for “fast track” passport checks at airports.

September 13, 2016

BATA response to comments made by Aviation Minister on disruptive behaviour

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BATA response to comments made by the Aviation Minister, Lord Ahmad, on disruptive behaviour by air passengers.

July 29, 2016

Alex Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, gives 2016 BATA annual lecture

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The 2016 BATA annual lecture took place yesterday afternoon, with Alex Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, delivering a speech to an audience of senior industry figures and stakeholders at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

October 13, 2016