BATA Supports IATA Concerns on Air Tax

June 6th, 2011

BATA Supports IATA Concerns About Air Tax

Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), commenting on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) meeting in Singapore said:

“BATA supports IATA’s concerns that the high tax on aviation is damaging to the UK economy. By imposing the highest taxes on flying in the world, the UK government displays a lack of joined up thinking, when at the same time it is trying to boost the UK tourist industry by attracting more overseas visitors. High tax also disincentives inward investment and decreases the UK’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.”