Tag: Airport Operators Association (AOA)

AOA’s response to the CCC’s progress in reducing emissions report

Commenting on the launch of the CCC’s progress report to Parliament, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “The AOA disagrees with the CCC’s recommendation on airport expansion. "The aviation industry and the UK Government both have a plan in place for UK aviation to...

UK Airports Health and Safety Week ‘bigger than ever’

UK Airports Health and Safety Week ‘bigger than ever’

Today marks the start of UK Airports Health and Safety Week and the Airport Operators Association (AOA), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority and sponsored by AOA member Leidos, will be highlighting the various activities our members will be engaging in. It aims to promote safety impr...

Airport Operators Association welcomes Aviation Passenger Charter

Welcoming the publication of the Aviation Passenger Charter, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “The Aviation Passenger Charter provides passengers with a helpful overview of what they can expect throughout their travel, from booking to after they have arrived. "This ...

AOA: Airports preparing for summer getaway

Commenting on the publication of a Government 22-point plan on summer resilience within aviation, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “While the vast majority of passengers across the UK are getting away on their travels with minimal disruption, airports recognise the ...

AOA response to international travel disruption

Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade association representing the interests of airports across the UK said: “The UK had one of the most restrictive travel regimes in Europe and these were only lifted fully in March this year. "It is great to see so many passengers return so quickly to...

AOA: Government’s plan for aviation must come with funding necessary to achieve ambitions

Responding to the publication of Flightpath to the Future, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “Airports provide the vital aviation links UK businesses need to trade within the UK and abroad. Post-pandemic, it is vital government and airports work together to rebuild a...

Pre-departure tests devastating blow for aviation

Commenting on the announcement that pre-departure tests will be introduced from Tuesday 7 December, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “This is a devastating blow for aviation and tourism. "Pre-departure tests acts as a major deterrent to travel and most of the limite...

Removing all countries from red list in England is a significant step forward – AOA

Removing all countries from red list in England is a significant step forward – AOA

Welcoming the Government’s updated travel restrictions for England, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “This is a welcomed and a significant step forward to normalising international travel and should give people confidence to book. “Recognising more countrie...

Airports have halved emissions between 2010-2019

As the Airport Operators Association (AOA) launches its Decarbonisation Report [attached] at the AOA Annual Conference taking place today, figures collected by the AOA reveal that airport greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 50.6% since 2010, while passenger numbers increased 41.7% over the same ...

AOA: Overly cautious approach reinforces need for further support

Commenting on the update to the international travel country listings, Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association said: “Whilst all extensions of the green list are welcome, the continuing overly cautious approach to international travel only serves to reinforce how long th...

AOA: Vaccination quarantine exemption significant step forward

Commenting on the announcement that fully vaccinated passengers will be exempt from quarantine when returning from amber-list countries, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “This is a significant step forward that will be a boost to airports and the local economies tha...

Updated green list not yet a meaningful restart

Updated green list not yet a meaningful restart

Commenting on the updated green list, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “Any extension of the green list is welcome, however small, but we also have to be realistic: this is not yet the meaningful restart the aviation industry needs to be able to recover from the pan...

Aviation industry calls on Scottish Government to end testing discrepancy.

Airlines UK, the Airport Operators Association (AOA), AGS and Edinburgh airports have called on the Scottish Government to rectify a major discrepancy that means passengers returning to Scotland from abroad will have to pay more than twice as much for Covid tests than travellers returning to England...

Airport Operators Association’s response to First Minister’s announcement on travel

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement on international travel restarting in Scotland from 17 May, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “Ending blanket hotel quarantine measures is a big step forward for Scotland. "The Scottish Government’s decision to take...

AOA: Missed opportunity with so few countries on green list

As AOA research shows that the 12 green-listed countries accounted for just 5.5% of passengers in July-August 2019, Airport Operators Association chief executive Karen Dee responded to the Government’s announcement of the green list: “UK airports are ready to welcome back passengers from 17 May,...

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