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 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

Publication of DfT ‘Aviation Policy Framework’ – BATA Response

BATA has responded to the publication of the ‘Aviation Policy Framework’ by the Department for Transport.

March 25, 2013

Response to Budget Statement

BATA has reacted to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement, calling the missed opportunity to create growth and jobs, with the failure to scrap the tax on flying, a “shocking own goal”

March 20, 2013

BATA Responds to Gatwick Business Plan

BATA has responded to the publication today of the Gatwick Airport business plan.

February 14, 2013

Heathrow Investment Plan – BATA Reaction

BATA has reacted to the publication today by Heathrow Airport a £3bn investment plan.

February 12, 2013