Media Releases

These are some of our recent media releases and comments. Email us if you want to be added to our media release distribution list.

Budget 2014 – Air Tax Changes

The BATA response to the changes to Air Passenger Duty, announced by the Chancellor in today’s Budget (19th March).

March 19, 2014

CAA Final Decision on Airport Charges and Regulation – BATA Reaction

Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA) has responded to the publication today of the CAA’s final decision on airport charges and regulation for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

January 10, 2014

BATA response to Interim Report from Airports Commission

Response by BATA to the publication of the Interim Report by the Airports Commission on Tuesday 17th December.

December 16, 2013

Reaction to Final Proposals from CAA on Airport Charges at Heathrow and Gatwick

Reacting to the publication by the CAA of final proposals for economic regulation and charges for next five year period at Heathrow and Gatwick, Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA, said:

“Airlines are deeply frustrated and disappointed with the final proposals for consultation on airport charges published by the CAA today.”

October 3, 2013

BATA Statement on Airport Capacity

Ahead of the deadline of 19th July for the Airports Commission to receive outline proposals for long term new airport capacity, BATA has issued a statement calling on the Government to commit to a robust aviation policy to support and grow international air connectivity.

July 18, 2013

Air Traffic Control Strikes – Advice to Passengers

The strike by French Air Traffic Controllers is causing disruption for many passengers today (Tuesday 11th June) travelling between the UK and Europe. It also has the potential to cause delays on all flights through French airspace tomorrow, not just…

June 11, 2013

BATA Reaction to Publication of ITC Report on UK Aviation Strategy

Welcoming the ITC report, Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association, said:

The ITC Report makes a welcome contribution to the debate. The UK urgently needs to have a proper aviation policy. As yet it does not. It is essential for our future economic prosperity that the UK can compete effectively in both established and emerging markets.

May 30, 2013

CAA Consultation on Airport Regulatory Regime & Landing Charges – BATA Reaction

BATA has reacted to the publication today by the CAA of a consultation on initial proposals for the economic regulation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports from 2014 to 2015.

April 30, 2013

CAA Consultation on Regulatory Regime and Airport Charges

BATA has issued a statement ahead of tomorrow’s expected launch of a consultation by the CAA on the regulatory regime and airport charges at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

April 29, 2013