Our ownership

A public private partnership

NATS is a public private partnership between the Airline Group, which holds 42%, NATS staff who hold 5%, UK airport operator LHR Airports Limited with 4%, and the government which holds 49%, and a golden share.

NATS is a public private partnership.

NATS is a public private partnership.

The Airline Group comprises:

  • USS Sherwood Limited
  • British Airways PLC​​
  • Monarch Airlines Retirement Benefit Plan Limited​
  • easyJet Airline Company Limited​​
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited​
  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG​
  • Thomson Airways Limited​
  • Thomas Cook Airlines Limited

Where next?

Our history

Our history
Air traffic control for commercial flights in the UK started in 1920.

Vision & strategy

Vision & strategy
The market for air traffic management services is changing in response to the long-term growth in aviation.

UK flights handled

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