APD: UK 4 – Germany 1

APD: UK 4 – Germany 1

With the last Budget of this Coalition Government exactly one month away, new analysis by the British Air Transport Association proves that the UK has the highest tax on flying in Europe by a huge margin. Passengers paid over €4billion (£3.14 billion) in Air Passenger Duty (APD) in 2014, compared with just €1 billion (£745 million) raised by Germany’s equivalent Aviation Tax. Read more

Scrap flight tax to protect all passengers from impact of devolution urge UK airlines

Scrap flight tax to protect all passengers from impact of devolution urge UK airlines

UK airlines are putting their differences aside to call for Air Passenger Duty (APD) to be abolished across the UK during the next Parliament. Nathan Stower, Chief Executive of BATA, will tell industry leaders and politicians gathered in London that growing public and political concern, combined with forthcoming devolution of powers over APD to Scotland, presents a new and unique opportunity to secure abolition. Read more

View from the Chief Executive – Autumn 2014

“Britain’s airlines strive for the very highest levels of punctuality for their passengers. While the latest figures for UK airports show a slight decline in performance compared with the same period for 2013, the first three months of 2014 saw the best first quarter results since records began. We will continue to work with our airport partners to eradicate unnecessary delays and look after passengers when things do go wrong.” Read more