Trade Association for British Airports
Founded in 1934, the Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the national voice of UK airports. We are a trade association representing the interests of UK airports, and the principal such body engaging with the UK Government and regulatory authorities on airport matters.
The Airport Operators Association’s members include over 50 airports and more than 150 Associate Members, made up of companies representing a wide range of suppliers in the aviation industry.
Working on behalf of these members, the AOA’s mission is to influence governments, regulators and opinion formers at national and international level, in order to secure the policy outcomes that will deliver its vision.
This includes playing a leading role in security, economic development, operations and safety and environmental sustainability issues.
The AOA’s members include over 50 airports and more than 150 Associate Members, made up of companies representing a wide range of suppliers in the aviation industry.
Airport Operators Association
Airports and aviation play a vital role in the UK economy. The sector has a significant economic impact and makes a much wider economic contribution to the benefit of UK plc.
Conservative figures show that the sector contributes over £50 billion towards UK GDP and provides employment for over one million jobs, not to mention the over 2.5 million UK jobs reliant on both inbound and outbound tourism.
The airports and aviation sector acknowledges its activities have an effect on the environment, and is seeking to ensure that future growth takes place on a sustainable footing.
The AOA is working with the ‘Sustainable Aviation’ alliance of airport operators, airlines, aircraft manufacturers and air navigation service providers to ensure a collective approach to this.
Ultimately, the AOA passionately believes that aviation is a social and economic good.
It is an essential part of the UK’s sustainable integrated transport network, providing both national and international connectivity for holidaymakers, people wishing to visit friends and relatives across the UK and around the world, and travellers on business.
And, crucially, it is a prime driver and facilitator of growth, helping the UK create private sector jobs and businesses in what are tough economic times.
New Code of Practice to ensure greater transparency on how customers benefit from VAT relief in airport shopsThe Airport Operators Association (AOA) and the UK Travel Retail Forum (UKTRF) have today launched a Code of Practice (CoP) for airport retailers to ensure greater transparency on how customers benefit from the VAT relief concession …
Airport Operators Association wins two national trade association awards. The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has notched up two wins at this week’s annual national Trade Association Forum Awards 2016. At a prestigious ceremony in Westminster, AOA Chief …
The 12th Annual ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards were announced on 21 June during the Gala Dinner of the 26th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress. AOA members Glasgow, Heathrow and associate member Dublin Airports all won …
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