Organisations from across the tourism sector have welcomed a report from the Global Travel Taskforce, but called for more clarity from the government on when plans will be implemented.
The department for transport has recommended a levy of 50 pence per person on all flights to insure against the future collapse of UK-based airlines. The news comes as the government body publishes the final report from the independent airline insolvency review, which was chaired by Peter Bucks.
British chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed air passenger duty will rise in line with inflation for long-haul flights during the annual budget - a decision greeted with a mixture of disbelief and anger among aviation stakeholders.
UK hospitality operators have offered a mixed response to the decision to freeze air passenger duty on short-haul and economy class flights. The move was revealed earlier by Phillip Hammond, chancellor of the exchequer, in the autumn budget.
Colin Stewart, the UK general manager of Air Europa, has been appointed to the role of director with the Board of Airline Representatives UK. BAR UK has 12 Directors, elected by its more than 70 members, and is the industry association representing the majority of airlines operating to the UK.
In its closing submission to the Airports Commission today, the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK, representing over 70 airlines, has stated that expansion at Heathrow is the right solution to drive the UK’s economy. At the same time, UKinbound is calling upon the Airports Commission to recommend the development of additional runways at both Gatwick and Heathrow to boost tourism.
In its submission to the Airports Commission on making best use of airport capacity in the short to medium term, the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) says that airlines are only experiencing capacity problems at Heathrow.
The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK has appointed Dale Keller as chief executive. Chair of BAR UK, Sandra Bloodworth, announced to a general meeting of the organisation in London that Keller would take on the role of following the retirement of Mike Carrivick on November 9th 2012.
The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) has appointed Dale Keller as Chief Executive. Keller will take on the role of chief executive, following the retirement of Mike Carrivick on 9 November 2012.