IATA calls on government to step up aviation competitiveness

IATA calls on government to step up aviation competitiveness

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the government to take a global approach to air transport or risk destroying ‘the proud legacy’ of British aviation. In a speech to the Aviation Club in London, Giovanni Bisignani, director general and CEO of IATA urged Britain to be more competitive in the market, as air travel provided ‘critical global connectivity’. “The UK has a great tradition of leadership in aviation. But any industry can only take so many knocks before the damage is permanent,” explained Bisignani. “I respect the UK for its historic role but to write a successful next chapter, we must say ‘basta.’ The government’s policy pillars of excessive taxes, inefficient airport regulation and limiting growth will destroy the UK’s proud aviation legacy”. IATA has predicted that global profits would fall to

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