The demise of Flybmi shows why action is needed to cut Air Passenger Duty today

The collapse of regional carrier Flybmi demonstrates why Government must act urgently to grasp the nettle and finally address the UK’s sky high rates of Air Passenger Duty (APD), the tax paid by passengers on every flight departing a UK…

February 17, 2019

Airlines UK responds to the news that the airline Flybmi has gone into administration

Responding to the news that the airline Flybmi has gone into administration, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Today’s announcement demonstrates once again the ferociously competitive environment airlines currently operate…

February 17, 2019

Time to apply common sense to airside drinking for sake of passenger safety

Responding to the Government consultation on the introduction of airside licensing at UK airports, which closes today, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Whilst airlines do not want to stop…

February 1, 2019