Tag: Karen Dee

AOA launches UK Airports Health & Safety Week 2024

Today (Tuesday 16 April 2024) the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade body for UK airports, has announced that UK Airports Health & Safety Week 2024 will take place from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 May. This follows the amazing success of 2023’s week, which saw airports up and down t...

AOA to be renamed ‘Airports UK’

At its 90th anniversary gala dinner this evening (Tuesday 19 March), the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade body for UK airports, announced that later this year it will change its name to Airports UK. Karen Dee, AOA’s chief executive, said: “We are proud of our heritage at the AOA...

Tax-free shopping will boost economy

Ahead of the Chancellor's Budget next week, the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade association for UK airports, is supporting the campaign to reinstate tax-free shopping for international visitors. Speaking about it, Karen Dee, AOA Chief Executive said: "This measure will bring major ...

AOA welcomes Highlands and Islands Airports Limited to membership

The Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade body for UK airports, has announced that Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL), the operating company for 11 airports across Scotland, is joining membership. This brings the total number of airports across the UK in our membership to 52, ...

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: 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...

AOA: Airports’ pandemic revenue losses top £10bn

AOA: Airports’ pandemic revenue losses top £10bn

Today [Monday 28 March 2022], the Airport Operators Association is launching its report Reconnecting the UK: recovering aviation connectivity. The report shows that 2021 was worse than 2020, with airports seeing the lowest passenger numbers since 1983. It outlines the challenge ahead for the ...

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...

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: 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,...

Government must urgently reinstate airside VAT-free shopping – AOA

Commenting on the announcement that all 35 Dixon Travel stores in UK airports will be closed, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “Amid the devastating impacts of the Cobid-19 pandemic, the UK Government’s decision to remove airside VAT-free shopping as of 1 January ...

AOA response to PM’s statement on international travel

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s update on the Global Travel Taskforce, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “It is disappointed that the initial update from the Prime Minister continues to suggest significant barriers to international travel and may push back the d...

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