The UK has suffered from the lack of an aviation policy.
Joined up thinking and ongoing development and integration of all transport modes are key to keeping the UK economy on the move. As an island nation, connectivity by air is vital to the UK economy and as the centre of global economic activity heads East, there is a pressing need to provide the right infrastructure and taxation environment to allow UK and foreign airlines to connect the UK to new and emerging markets profitably.
Following the final report from the Airports Commission, the Government has embarked on setting out a new Aviation Strategy that we expect to be implemented from 2019. The process has been widely supported by the aviation industry as the first stage in implementing a much needed integrated strategy for aviation and to commence a robust implementation plan.