Airlines UK acts as a collective voice for the UK airline industry in the media, issuing comments and press releases, as well as providing spokespeople and meeting interview requests.
BATA has responded to media reports today (18th January) that the Government is soon to announce a consultation on plans for a new London airport.
January 18th, 2012
BATA’s response to the expected go-ahead from the Government for the High Speed 2 line from London to Birmingham is available here.
January 10th, 2012
BATA has responded to the EU Court of Justice ruling today (21st December) on the legality of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme as it applies to aviation.
December 21st, 2011
BATA has responded to the Treasury announcement today on Air Passenger Duty (APD) by saying, “the result of the continued imposition of this tax is that Britain will lose tourist revenue from overseas, will lose inward investment from foreign business and lose British jobs.”
December 6th, 2011
“Don’t Like It!” – BATA accuses George Osborne of a “Little Britain” approach to UK infrastructure provision
BATA Chief Executive Simon Buck has commented on the reports that the Chancellor will announce details of a National Infrastructure Plan, involving billions of pounds of investment in transport links, as part of the Autumn Statement tomorrow (29th November).
November 28th, 2011
Following the speech today by Maria Eagle MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, to an aviation conference in London, BATA has issued a comment.
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.”
October 31st, 2011
To coincide with the closure of the Government’s initial ‘Scoping Document’ consultation on a ‘Sustainable Policy Framework for Aviation’, BATA has issued a statement, urging the new Secretary of State of Transport to recognise that decisions need to be made now on increasing capacity for air transport.
October 20th, 2011
The speech by Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA, at a BATA Parliamentary Reception hosted by Brian Donohoe MP on Tuesday 18th October
October 18th, 2011