Airlines UK has views and positions on a range of issues of interest to the UK airline industry. We proactively publish reports, position papers, consultation responses and select committee submissions on behalf of our members – and share these with Government departments, parliamentarians and industry stakeholders. Our main policy ‘asks’ of Government – as agreed by our member airlines – are as follows:
- Retain access to a fully deregulated and liberalised EU aviation market and ensure that aviation-related negotiations, agreements and decisions during the EU withdrawal process are prioritised.
- Abolish Air Passenger Duty before the end of the current Parliament.
- Support airport expansion in London and the South East, ensuring that additional capacity is affordable and cost effective.
- Support the development of sustainable aviation fuels and provide policy backing to and political leadership in favour of airspace modernisation.
- Recognise the importance of early morning arrivals to the UK’s international connectivity and express freight network.
- Continue to support proactive efforts by UK aviation to minimise incidents of disruptive behaviour at airports and onboard aircraft.
- Work towards a better and adequately funded border operation at airports, continue to improve the visa regime, and support efforts to promote tourism through the GREAT campaign and effective marketing of UK destinations.