BATA response to Airports Commission final report

July 1st, 2015

Responding to the publication of the final report by the Airports Commission, Nathan Stower, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), said:

“Today’s final report is the result of nearly three years of hard work and detailed independent analysis by Sir Howard Davies and his team. We will study the recommendations and evidence in favour of Heathrow expansion in detail. We urge everyone to do the same with an open mind.

“The Government will now consider the report’s findings before reaching its own conclusion and this does not need to be rushed. Additional capacity is urgently needed, but not at any price and there can be no blank cheques. Our priority is to ensure that the final scheme is cost effective, offers value for money for airport customers, and does not rely on today’s passengers paying now for infrastructure that wouldn’t be ready until the mid-2020s. Airlines will work with Government to ensure that their decision meets the needs of passengers and cargo customers.”


1 July 2015