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 Reaction to Hunt Tourism Speech

The reaction of Simon Buck, BATA’s Chief Executive to the speech given today about “a post-Olympic tourism revolution”by Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, the Secretary of State of Culture, Media & Sport.

August 14, 2012

BATA Chief Executive to Speak At London Aviation Conference

Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA, will be speaking at ‘A New Aviation Policy: what does the UK really need? – a conference being held in London on 27th September.

August 7, 2012

Home Affairs Select Committee Report on ‘Work of the Border Force’: BATA Reaction

BATA’s reaction to today’s publication of the report by the Home Affairs Select Committee on the work of the Border Force is here.

July 26, 2012

Reaction to Rail Investment Announcement

BATA’s reaction to the announcement today (16th July) by the Government about plans for over £9 billion of public support for investment in rail infrastructure, having just delayed yet again any decision on increasing airport capacity.

July 16, 2012

BATA Comment on Publication of DfT Draft Aviation Policy Framework

BATA has issued this comment reacting to the publication by the DfT today of the draft aviation policy framework consultation.

July 12, 2012

BATA Chairman Reappointed For Another Three Year Term

BATA has announced that Dr Barry Humphreys has been reappointed as Chairman for another three year period, from 1st May 2012.

May 8, 2012

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