Comment on Aviation Report By British Chambers of Commerce
October 31st, 2011
BATA’s comment on the publication today of the BCC Report, ‘Flying in the face of jobs and growth’ is available here. In it, Simon Buck, BATA’s Chief Executive says, “This report provides clear evidence that if Britain us to be able to compete for new business with emerging markets, then we must be allowed to grow and invest in our airport infrastructure.”
BATA Comment on Aviation Policy Report From British Chambers of Commerce
Commenting on the publication of ‘Flying in the face of jobs and growth’, a report published today (31st October) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BAA), Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association said:
“This report by the BCC provides clear evidence that if Britain is to be able to compete for new business with emerging markets then we must be allowed to grow and invest in our airport infrastructure.
Britain is in the grip of an unprecedented economic crisis, suffering from anaemic growth and the highest rate of unemployment in seventeen years. There is an urgent need for the Government to reassess its priorities and we cannot afford to wait another two years before its new aviation policy is unveiled. Otherwise, with competitors such as Germany, which has just added a fourth runway at its main hub airport of Frankfurt, the UK risks losing out in attracting new international investment and business.”