Media Releases

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Air Travel Tax Soars By 16% While Passenger Numbers Dip to Lowest For Seven Years

Air travel tax soars by 16% while air passenger numbers dip to lowest for seven years

April 28, 2011

Sustainable Aviation Progress Report 2011 Published

Commitment to Sustainable Aviation Remains Strong, Despite Economic Challenges to the Industry

March 25, 2011

BATA Comment on Economic Growth Speech by Prime Minister

Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA, commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech about economic growth

March 3, 2011

‘Fair Tax on Flying’ Campaign Launched Today

The British Air Transport Association (BATA) supports the ‘Fair Tax on Flying’ campaign, an alliance of more than 25 airlines, airports, tour operators, destinations and trade associations who have today announced they are uniting to call on the Government to make aviation taxation in the UK fairer.

March 3, 2011

Comment about Parliamentary Questions to Treasury Regarding APD and Premium Economy Seats

Comment on APD & Premium Economy Parliamentary Questions, in response to two written Parliamentary Questions to the Treasury answered yesterday on the issue of Air Passenger Duty (APD) and premium economy seats

January 27, 2011

Comment on Aviation Report from Mayor of London – January 2011

Comment on Aviation Report from Mayor of London, January 2011

January 18, 2011

Aviation – the Cinderella of the Coalition’s Transport Strategy?

Simon Buck, chief executive of the British Air Transport Association today described aviation as the Cinderella of the Coalition’s Transport Strategy

November 1, 2010

Gates and Partners Appointed BATA Honorary Legal Counsel

The British Air Transport Association and Gates and Partners, the specialist aerospace law firm, are delighted to announce the appointment of Gates and Partners as the Honorary Legal Counsel of the British Air Transport Association.

August 26, 2010

Response by UK Airlines to CBI Aviation Report

BATA, the trade association for UK airlines, welcomes the important contribution the CBI report “Green Skies Ahead” makes to the debate on aviation and the environmen

July 16, 2010

BATA Gets New Chief Executive

Simon Buck has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for UK airlines. He will take over from Roger Wiltshire, who is retiring on 6th July 2010, after being with BATA for ten years.

April 29, 2010