• Jobs

    The aviation sector employs around 220,000 workers directly and supports many more.

  • Economy

    The aviation sector contributes around £18 billion per annum of economic output to the UK economy.

  • 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.

easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall to deliver the inaugural British Air Transport Association annual lecture

easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall to deliver the inaugural British Air Transport Association annual lecture

The British Air Transport Association (BATA) is pleased to announce a new annual lecture, which in its inaugural year will be delivered by Carolyn McCall OBE, Chief Executive Officer of easyJet. The event in October will offer BATA members and senior industry stakeholders the opportunity to hear from and question one of the aviation world’s leading CEOs.

Sponsored by Airbus and SITA, BATA expects its annual lecture to become a permanent fixture and highlight of the aviation calendar, sitting alongside an […] Read more

View from the Chief Executive

The UK has a long and proud aviation history and our airlines are amongst the best in the world. Whether travelling for business or leisure, passengers can fly to hundreds of destinations and have a choice of carriers. With intense competition, fares are low and service standards are high. Our modern way of life – from the delivery of letters and packages, to just in time manufacturing and even some of the food we eat – depends on dedicated air freight services and the transporting of goods in the holds of passenger aircraft. Read more