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Air Transport Competitiveness in the UK

Air transport is a key enabler of economic activity in the United Kingdom

It supports 1.56 million jobs and GBP 88.8 billion of gross value to GDP, which accounts for 4.5% of UK GDP.

​Main Industry Priorities

  • Aispace modernisation
  • Consumer rights
  • Slots allocation policies
  • Passenger facilitation/borders
  • South East airport expansion
  • Air Passenger Duty (APD)
  • Benefits of Air Cargo to the UK economy
  • Environment (noise and climate change)
  • Dublin Airport Expansion

Policy Recommendations

  • Expedite the cost-effective development of additional airport capacity in the South East of England
  • Abolish, or at a minimum reduce, the Air Passenger Duty - the highest air passenger tax in the world
  • Improve the visa and border experience for passengers arriving in the UK by air
 


AIR TRANSPORT REGULATORY INDICATORS 2019

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