Mike Carrivick, chief executive of the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) has announced his planned retirement at a general meeting of the organisation which represents over 80 airlines. Carrivick will retire in October following over 44 years in the travel and tourism industry.
Despite the fact that a new aviation policy is long overdue, today’s advice by the DfT that the forthcoming consultations on airport capacity have been delayed, until late summer, has been tentatively welcomed by the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK).
A proposal for a new fast rail line linking Heathrow and Gatwick has been greeted with scepticism by airlines. The costly and lengthy development - termed ‘Heathwick’ - offers no solution to the urgent need for additional airport capacity in the south-east of England according to the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK.
The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) welcomed today’s report by the South East Airports Taskforce, as adding robustness, despite not providing a proper solution to the chronic lack of airport capacity in London and South East England.
The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK), representing 86 airlines, has expressed its surprise and dismay at proposals to impose emergency timetables on airlines as a means to handle extreme weather or exceptional situations.
BAR UK slates latest Air Passenger Duty rates as damaging and unjustified
The Secretary of State for Transport’s intention to develop an aviation policy is welcomed by BAR UK but serious concerns remain about the time scales involved in reaching fundamental decisions.