Here are some of the compelling reasons why almost every airline operating to the UK, and a host of leading associate companies, all choose to be members of BAR UK.
Get face to face with the major names in the UK airline industry
Our members rate getting to meet their counterparts and networking with important stakeholders, government officials and industry contacts as one of the most valuable benefits of BAR UK membership.
We hold quarterly General Meetings, where high level speakers address members on current topics and relevant issues.
Join BAR UK and become recognised as an active participant in the airline community.
Keep yourself better informed
We are at the forefront of what is happening in the industry and get actively involved in any industry issues that affect our members including taxation, regulation, capacity and environmental. A host of information is made available to our members, both collectively and on an individual basis.
Make sure your views are heard
BAR UK acts tirelessly on behalf of its members and is in constant contact with government departments, regulators, agencies and politicians. We are proud of our campaigning and lobbying success over the past decades in positively influencing areas of UK policy and regulation that impact upon your business.
Receive regular updates
We provide regular updates as required and our members usually hear from us at least weekly. Our regular updates summarise the major issues and provide useful information and links that can be used in reports and shared with your Head Office.
Save valuable time & resources
We all suffer from information overload and emails often get in the way of getting on with commercial matters. By sifting through the endless amounts of detailed correspondence and summarising the important points in plain English, BAR UK can save you a significant amount of time and reduce your chances of missing vital information.
We also prepare responses to a number of industry consultations each year that saves airlines with limited resources from having to make individual submissions.
Seek expert opinion
BAR UK has a Chief Executive, assisted by a part-time Executive Assistant. We are available to be contacted for advice and information on a wide range of issues and problems and will help refer you to the right contact where necessary. We make a point of meeting with new airline delegates at their offices and we provide valuable insight to those who are new to the UK.
Keep better connected
We are also extremely well connected with other industry associations, including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), British Air Transport Association (BATA), Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) and Airline Operators Committee (AOC). We coordinate an industry stance wherever possible and ensure our members are informed of relevant happenings with our industry peers.