• Tax

    The UK is at the bottom of the international competitiveness league for tax on tourists – coming 139th out of 140 countries, only above Chad.

  • Environment

    In the UK, domestic and international aviation emissions account for about 6% of total greenhouse gas emissions compared with 8% from domestic and international shipping.

  • Passengers

    Over 19 million passengers took domestic flights with UK airlines in 2013.

  • Tax

    The UK has the highest levels of tax on air passengers in the world, raising over £3 billion a year for the Government.

Aviation Security

Aviation Security

For more information about current UK aviation security requirements, please check with your airline or airport before travelling and visit  https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions or https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport.

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Sustainable Aviation Launches Continuous Descent Operations Campaign

Sustainable Aviation Launches Continuous Descent Operations Campaign

Sustainable Aviation, the voluntary coalition of industry partners, launches a Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) campaign today, 1 July, in an effort to achieve a 5% increase in CDOs across the UK. CDO is an aircraft descent technique that reduces noise, fuel burn and emissions. NATS, as a founder member of Sustainable Aviation (SA), is leading on the project, which will see the air navigation services provider (ANSP) join with other SA members – airlines, airports and aerospace manufacturers – in a large scale simultaneous effort to jointly deliver a step change in CDO performance. Read more

View from the Chief Executive – Summer 2014

On the afternoon of 17th June, BATA and the AOA hosted a joint Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons, with Mary Creagh MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport as the the Guest Speaker. In his speech at the event, Simon Buck, BATA’s Chief Executive, referred to the debate over the UK’ s airport infrastructure and work of the Airports Commission as well as the need for internationally competitive tax and visa regimes. He also paid tribute to the work of Sustainable Aviation, a long term strategy which sets out the collective approach of UK aviation to tackling the challenge of ensuring a sustainable future for our industry. Read more