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.

BATA Meets With Home Secretary About Border Queues – Comment

BATA has issued this comment, following the meeting earlier today with the Home Secretary on the subject of border queues.

May 3, 2012

Budget 2012 – BATA Comment

BATA has commented on today’s Budget statement, which confirmed increases in Air Passenger Duty from April 1st and also set out the rises due to take effect from April 2013.

March 21, 2012

“A Tax On Tourism” – Aviation Industry’s Pre-Budget Message to the Chancellor

As a signatory to joint industry letter, published in the Daily Telegraph today (15th March), ahead of the Budget next week, BATA has urged the Chancellor to re-think his plans for a double inflation increase in Air Passenger Duty and to freeze the tax on flying this year.

March 15, 2012

“Aviation is the Economy” – Industry unites and calls on Government to be bold

The three leading trade associations in the aviation sector (BATA, the Airport Operators Association and ADS Group) have come together to call on the Government to be bold, when it launches its consultation on aviation policy next month.

February 20, 2012

5 Weeks To Budget – Chancellor Urged to Act on APD

With only five weeks left until the Budget on 21st March, BATA has urged the Chancellor to scrap the planned rises in Air Passenger Duty (APD).

February 15, 2012

“Clegg’s Speech Misjudges Public Attitude to Aviation Taxes”

Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA has commented on the speech given today by the Deputy Prime Minister which was on the subject of tax.

January 26, 2012

“Consultation on New Airport for London” – BATA Comment

BATA has responded to media reports today (18th January) that the Government is soon to announce a consultation on plans for a new London airport.

January 18, 2012

BATA Comment on Government Approval for High Speed 2

BATA’s response to the expected go-ahead from the Government for the High Speed 2 line from London to Birmingham is available here.

January 10, 2012

European Court Ruling on ETS – BATA Response

BATA has responded to the EU Court of Justice ruling today (21st December) on the legality of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme as it applies to aviation.

December 21, 2011

BATA Response to HM Treasury Announcement on Air Passenger Duty

BATA has responded to the Treasury announcement today on Air Passenger Duty (APD) by saying, “the result of the continued imposition of this tax is that Britain will lose tourist revenue from overseas, will lose inward investment from foreign business and lose British jobs.”

December 6, 2011