Tag: AOA

UK passengers' confusion as 100ml liquids rule re-introduced

AOA becomes AirportsUK

Today (Tuesday 16 July) marks just over a week since the Airport Operators Association (AOA) adopted the trading name of AirportsUK and a new, modern logo to accompany it. This comes as part of the organisation’s 90th anniversary year, and was first announced at its anniversary gala dinner in M...

G7 business groups highlight importance of restarting travel

Commenting on the communique from the B7 [the business federations of the G7 countries, including the UK’s CBI], Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “The business federations of the G7 countries have today made clear the importance of the G7 governments working toget...

AOA: Global Travel Taskforce not a truly green light for travel

Responding to the Government’s announcement on a traffic light system for the restart of international travel, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “Despite the success of the UK’s vaccination rollout, the Global Travel Taskforce’s framework offers only a glimmer ...

AOA: Government needs to now take next steps to reduce quarantine

Responding to the announcement that all international arrivals will need to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the UK, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “The introduction of pre-departure tests is understandable from a public health perspective but the G...

UK tourist tax hands yet another competitive advantage to EU rivals

Passenger numbers at Heathrow fell by 88% in November, as travel restrictions and a second lockdown took their toll. Based on current forecasts and continued decline in passengers, the decision has been taken for Terminal 4 to remain non-operational until the end of 2021. Heathrow is calling ...

AOA response to Spending Review statement

AOA response to Spending Review statement

Commenting on the measures announced by the Chancellor in his spending review statement today, Airport Operators Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and zero emission flight infrastructure which can help support the UK to...

Airports call for urgent Regional Travel Corridors

The Airport Operators Association has today called for the Government to take immediate action to exclude the Balearic and Canary Islands from the 14-day quarantine for all passengers returning from Spain introduced on Sunday. The trade body has revealed that flights to the Spanish Islands tradit...

More frequent review of quarantine measures welcome

More frequent review of quarantine measures welcome

Responding to the Government’s announcement on International Travel Corridors today, AOA Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “Reviewing the exemptions to quarantine measures on a weekly basis represents good progress in the development of a risk-based border health system for international travel...

AOA: Government should move to a risk-based approach on Quarantine

Responding to the Home Secretary’s announcement of the 14-day quarantine period in the House of Commons, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association Karen Dee said: “We are disappointed that the Government is pressing ahead with the blanket, untargeted quarantine proposals, as these...

AOA response to Chancellor’s COVID-19 business support measures

Responding to the Chancellor’s announcements to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “The Chancellor’s unambiguous statement of support for UK businesses is welcome and measures such as the unlimited loans to suppor...

London Luton Airport rounds off award-winning year with AOA Best Safety Week Initiative Award

London Luton Airport rounds off award-winning year with AOA Best Safety Week Initiative Award

London Luton Airport (LLA) has rounded off a bumper year for awards by winning the Best Safety Week Initiative category at the Airport Operators Association (AOA) Awards at a ceremony at London County Hall.  The industry award celebrates the airport which introduced the best initiative during ...

New programme from the AOA and ITN Productions explores the future of aviation

New programme from the AOA and ITN Productions explores the future of aviation

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) and ITN Productions Industry News have co-produced Airport Matters, an industry film that draws attention to the future of aviation and the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. With the Government developing its Aviation Strategy to help the ...

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