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NEWS Thursday, 10 March 2016 |

UK MPs back proposals to slash Air Passenger Duty if Scots reduce tax – new suvey

Britain's Airport Operators Association (AOA) claims that least 60% of MPs would support proposals to follow Scotland and reduce the UK's unpopular Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 50% if the Scottish Government goes ahead and cuts the hugely unpopular tax.

NEWS Wednesday, 03 December 2014 |

UK government scraps air passenger duty for children

The UK government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has abolished air passenger duty (APD) for children under the age of 12 in his Autumn Statement today.

NEWS Tuesday, 25 November 2014 |

CAA publishes new guidance for UK airports

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published new guidance for UK airports, which it says should help gateways be “better placed to minimise the impact of disruption on passengers”.

NEWS Tuesday, 11 November 2014 |

APD and capacity expansion hotly debated at AOA conference

The negative impact of UK air passenger duty (APD) and whether Gatwick or Heathrow should be expanded were the central issues debated at yesterday’s Airport Operators Association (AOA) annual conference.

NEWS Monday, 10 November 2014 |

Aviation vital economic asset to UK – new report

The UK aviation sector is now worth £52 billion in overall GDP, 960,000 jobs and £8.7 billion in taxation to the Treasury, according to an authoritative new report.

NEWS Wednesday, 15 October 2014 |

Call for help for smaller airports as Blackpool shuts

As Blackpool Airport handles its last flight and closes today, the Airport Operators Association (AOA) has called on the government and the Civic Aviation Authority (CAA) to do more to help smaller gateways.

NEWS Wednesday, 10 September 2014 |

UK airports growing while reducing carbon and managing noise, report finds

UK airports are growing while reducing carbon and managing noise, according to a report launched in Parliament today by the Airport Operators Association (AOA).

NEWS Tuesday, 06 May 2014 |

UK airports optimistic traffic will rise again in 2014

A survey of 25 UK airports carried out by the Airport Operators Association (AOA) has found they are optimistic passenger numbers will increase in 2014.

NEWS Wednesday, 19 March 2014 |

Reform of APD announced in UK Budget

UK Chancellor George Osborne has today announced in his 2014 Budget a reform of Air Passenger Duty (APD), which has been welcomed by some in the industry.

NEWS Friday, 15 November 2013 |

New air rail link projects on the agenda at the UK AirRail conference

Increased high-speed rail connections to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and the impending awarding of the new franchise for Gatwick Express, were on the agenda at the UK AirRail conference yesterday.

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