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 commented on today’s Budget statement, which confirmed increases in Air Passenger Duty from April 1st and also set out the rises due to take effect from April 2013.
March 21st, 2012
As a signatory to joint industry letter, published in the Daily Telegraph today (15th March), ahead of the Budget next week, BATA has urged the Chancellor to re-think his plans for a double inflation increase in Air Passenger Duty and to freeze the tax on flying this year.
March 15th, 2012
The three leading trade associations in the aviation sector (BATA, the Airport Operators Association and ADS Group) have come together to call on the Government to be bold, when it launches its consultation on aviation policy next month.
February 20th, 2012
With only five weeks left until the Budget on 21st March, BATA has urged the Chancellor to scrap the planned rises in Air Passenger Duty (APD).
February 15th, 2012
Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA has commented on the speech given today by the Deputy Prime Minister which was on the subject of tax.
January 26th, 2012
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