• Environment

    UK aviation can accommodate significant growth to 2050 without a substantial increase in absolute CO2 emissions.

  • Economy

    Goods worth £116 billion are shipped by air between the UK and non-EU countries, representing 35% of the UK’s extra-EU trade by value.

  • Economy

    Around three quarters of visitors to the UK arrive by air – and in 2014 they spent £18.42 billion.

  • Environment

    Globally, aviation is responsible for about 1 to 2% of greenhouse gas emissions.

BATA recruits new Chief Executive

BATA recruits new Chief Executive

Tim Alderslade has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of British Air Transport Association, taking over from Nathan Stower who is moving on to take up a senior role with Virgin Atlantic. Read more

Flying High? How Competitive is Air Passenger Duty?
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Flying High? How Competitive is Air Passenger Duty?

With just over a week to go before the Budget on 16 March, a new analysis of the UK’s tax on flying has been published. The detailed report, produced by Steer Davies Gleave and entitled ‘Flying High? How Competitive is Air Passenger Duty?’, assesses and benchmarks the UK’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) against similar taxes in Europe and the rest of the world. Read more

Statement on disruptive passenger incidents

Statement on disruptive passenger incidents

The vast majority of passengers reach their destination having had a safe and enjoyable journey. While disruptive behaviour remains rare, incidents can have a big impact – on fellow passengers, on employees, and on the disruptive passengers themselves. The results can be nuisance and annoyance at one end of the scale, to threats to passenger, crew and aircraft safety at the other. Read more