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BATA responds to airport capacity announcement

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British Air Transport Association media release Immediate release Responding to the announcement made this morning on expansion at Heathrow airport, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for UK airlines, said: “We welcome…

October 25, 2016

Alex Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, gives 2016 BATA annual lecture

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The 2016 BATA annual lecture took place yesterday afternoon, with Alex Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, delivering a speech to an audience of senior industry figures and stakeholders at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

October 13, 2016

BATA responds to ICAO announcement that an agreement has been reached on a global carbon offsetting scheme for aviation

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Responding to the announcement that an agreement has been reached at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on a global carbon offsetting scheme for aviation, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for…

October 6, 2016

BATA responds to new statistics on disruptive passengers compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority

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BATA responds to new statistics compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority and published by the BBC this morning showing an increase in incidents of disruptive behaviour on airlines.

September 19, 2016

UK airlines critical of Border Force plans for paid “fast track” passport checks at airport immigration halls

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Response to the news that Border Force is working on introducing a new Fast Track Passport Control service at immigration halls whereby passengers will be able to pay extra for “fast track” passport checks at airports.

September 13, 2016

BATA response to the announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority on Alternative Dispute Resolution

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BATA responds to the announcement by the CAA that 20 airlines have signed up to CAA-approved Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) bodies to resolve passenger complaints.

August 11, 2016

BATA response to comments made by Aviation Minister on disruptive behaviour

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BATA response to comments made by the Aviation Minister, Lord Ahmad, on disruptive behaviour by air passengers.

July 29, 2016

UK Airlines support Aviation Industry Code of Practice on Disruptive Passengers

The British Air Transport Association, the Airport Operators Association, the Airport Police Commanders Group, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and the UK Travel Retail Forum have joined together to create a common, consistent approach that co-ordinates and enhances existing efforts to prevent and minimise disruptive passenger behaviour.

July 25, 2016

BATA response to further delay on decision about airport capacity

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“Before the referendum last week the Government was gearing up to set out where it stood on airport expansion, probably in a matter of weeks. We see no reason why this still should not take place. The Airports Commission was unanimous that we do need to see additional capacity in the South East if we are to maintain our position as an international aviation hub. Nothing that has happened in the past week has altered that fact.”

June 30, 2016

Airlines urge clarity on UK remaining a member of European single aviation market

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Responding to the result of yesterday’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), which represents UK registered airlines, said: “We fully respect the will of the British public as expressed in the result of the referendum to leave the EU. The Government must now urgently confirm that the UK will seek to remain a member of the European single aviation market once we leave the EU. We also call on the Government to prioritise all aviation-related negotiations, agreements and decisions during the EU withdrawal process. Given our status as an island trading nation, and with excellent international air links and travel now being even more vital for our future prosperity and economic growth, the environment for aviation post-Brexit must be clarified as soon as possible.”

June 24, 2016