BATA Reaction To Creation Of An Independent Aviation Connectivity Commission

September 7th, 2012

BATA has reacted to the formal announcement today by the Department for Transport about the creation of an ‘Independent Aviation Connectivity Commission’ to be headed by Sir Howard Davies.

BATA Response to Creation of an Independent Aviation Connectivity Commission

Commenting on today’s formal announcement of the setting up of an independent commission to consider UK aviation, Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA) said:

“We welcome a genuinely independent commission to review the need for new aviation capacity and to recommend a sustainable roadmap for the future.

“This commission should review this vitally important issue independently of political pressures, at local or national level, and without the bias of narrow commercial or other vested interests.

“Given the wide economic and other benefits which good aviation links bring to the UK, the review must proceed without any further delay and should look at the UK as a whole including interconnectivity by road and rail.

“But we don’t want another Roskill Commission that takes evidence for a few years and is then ignored. Crucially, all options must be on the table – nothing ruled in and nothing ruled out.”