“Today’s Supreme Court decision is both surprising and disappointing. UK airlines support the principle of passenger protection and always meet their legal obligations. However, the rules should be clear, affordable and proportionate for the sake of passengers and airlines. The current system fails those tests and this decision will further increase costs which ultimately are borne by all passengers.Read more
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1 November marks 20 years since Air Passenger Duty (APD) was first levied on passengers flying from UK airports, and the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign has revealed the Government’s staggering £27.035 billion tax take over this period.Read more
Commenting on the news that the Department for Transport has signed a second public service obligation to protect the Newquay-Gatwick route involving £2.5 million of central government funding, BATA Chief Executive, Nathan Stower, said: “The Government could support domestic air services by simply reducing Air Passenger Duty – the world’s highest tax on flying. At £26 for a return ticket on domestic flights, APD hits people flying within the UK for business and leisure particularly hard.”Read more
Trade body for UK airlines responds to Airports Commission decision to rule out the inner Thames estuary option from the shortlist it will consider before reporting with a final recommendation in 2015.Read more
Nathan Stower has been appointed as Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body representing UK-registered airlines.
Nathan will join BATA on 18 August. He is currently Head of Public Affairs at the Association of Train Operating Companies and was previously Parliamentary and External Affairs Manager at Virgin Atlantic Airways. He will take over from Simon Buck, who is retiring.Read more
The British Air Transport Association, the trade body for UK airlines, has announced that its Chief Executive, Simon Buck, will retire from the organisation in September 2014, after 4 years in the role. A recruitment process has been launched to find his successor.Read more
The BATA response to the changes to Air Passenger Duty, announced by the Chancellor in today’s Budget (19th March).Read more
Simon Buck, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA) has responded to the publication today of the CAA’s final decision on airport charges and regulation for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.Read more
Response by BATA to the publication of the Interim Report by the Airports Commission on Tuesday 17th December.Read more
Reacting to the publication by the CAA of final proposals for economic regulation and charges for next five year period at Heathrow and Gatwick, Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA, said:
“Airlines are deeply frustrated and disappointed with the final proposals for consultation on airport charges published by the CAA today.”Read more