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.
In response to the letter from 20 leading economists in today’s Financial Times arguing that the 50p tax rate is damanging the UK economy, Simon Buck, Chief Eecutive of BATA that the same logic can be applied to the “exorbitantly high” levels of Air Passenger Duty.
September 7th, 2011
BATA has commented on today’s revised Government forecasts of demand for air travel that show a slashing by 25% of passengers travelling through Britain’s airports in twenty years time, compared to forecasts produced just two years ago.
August 25th, 2011
A campaign to persuade the Chancellor to drop planned hikes in the tax levied on all flights leaving the UK is being launched at airports across the country as a new poll is released showing 3 out of 4 people think that Air Passenger Duty (APD) should not go up in the next Budget.
July 11th, 2011
On the eve of closure of a consultation by HM Treasury on Air Passenger Duty, the British Air Transport Association, the national trade body for British airlines, has called for the UK’s tax on flying to be scrapped. For more details and the BATA Press Release, go to the Media Centre of this site.
June 16th, 2011
Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA, has welcomed the concerns expressed by IATA about the impact on the UK economy of increasing levels of taxation on flying.
June 6th, 2011
Speech by Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association at a Reception hosted by Graham Brady MP and held in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 18th May 2011.
May 18th, 2011
BATA has responded to the report published today (12th May) by the Transport Select Committee after its recent inquiry into the impact of the weather last winter on the UK transport system.
May 12th, 2011
Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), responding to today’s publication of the Government’s Tourism Policy
April 28th, 2011
Comment on APD Announcement In Budget: Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association, in response to today’s Budget Statement by the Chancellor
April 28th, 2011