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.

“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

“Don’t Like It!” – BATA accuses George Osborne of a “Little Britain” approach to UK infrastructure provision

BATA Chief Executive Simon Buck has commented on the reports that the Chancellor will announce details of a National Infrastructure Plan, involving billions of pounds of investment in transport links, as part of the Autumn Statement tomorrow (29th November).

November 28, 2011

BATA Reaction to speech by Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Following the speech today by Maria Eagle MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, to an aviation conference in London, BATA has issued a comment.

October 31, 2011

Comment on Aviation Report By British Chambers of Commerce

BATA’s comment on the publication today of the BCC Report, ‘Flying in the face of jobs and growth’ is available here. In it, Simon Buck, BATA’s Chief Executive says, “This report provides clear evidence that if Britain us to be able to compete for new business with emerging markets, then we must be allowed to grow and invest in our airport infrastructure.”

October 31, 2011