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Airlines UK respond to Article 50 announcement

Responding to the announcement by the Prime Minister that she has today invoked Article 50, paving the way for the UK to withdraw from the European Union, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines,…

March 29, 2017

Norwegian UK joins Airlines UK

The UK subsidiary of low-cost airline Norwegian has become the latest member of Airlines UK, the industry body that represents UK-registered carriers. Norwegian is the third largest low-cost airline in Europe with 30 million annual passengers. The UK is playing…

March 28, 2017

UK Airline CEOs write to Scottish Parliament Committee Chair to emphasise support for Air Departure Tax reduction

  The Chief Executives of some of the UK’s largest airlines have re-emphasised their support for a 50% reduction in the Air Departure Tax in Scotland. In the same week that the Scottish Finance Minister, Derek Mackay MSP, appears in…

February 28, 2017

Airlines UK response to launch of consultations on airport development and airspace modernisation

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Responding to the publication today of the Government’s draft Airports National Policy Statement along with a consultation on the modernisation of airspace, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the trade body for UK airlines, said: “We welcome today’s announcement and…

February 2, 2017

UK Airlines response to Government plans for airspace modernisation programme

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Responding to the speech delivered this evening at the Airlines UK Annual Dinner by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, which set out plans for the “biggest programme of UK airspace modernisation in half a century”, Tim…

January 25, 2017

Speech by Secretary of State for Transport at Airlines UK Annual Dinner

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INTRODUCTION   Good evening.   It’s a pleasure to join you for tonight’s dinner.   It’s also a welcome opportunity for me to talk a little about the progress we’ve made on aviation during my first six months as Transport…

January 25, 2017

Chairman’s speech at Airlines UK Annual Dinner

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My Lords, Secretaries of State, ladies and gentleman welcome to the 2017 Airlines UK Annual Dinner. I would like to thank Venari Partners for generously supporting our event this year. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the…

January 25, 2017

UK Airlines are responding to the carbon challenge, new report concludes

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Airlines UK, the trade body representing UK-registered airlines, has published a report which sets out how the industry can meet the UK’s demand for air travel, while ensuring it limits its environmental impact and hits its stringent targets on reducing…

January 15, 2017

UK airlines respond to Scottish Conservatives long-haul Air Passenger Duty pledge

Responding to the announcement from the Scottish Conservatives that they will support the removal of long-haul Air Passenger Duty from April 2018, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the trade association representing UK airlines, said: “This is an important moment…

December 9, 2016

Airlines UK responds to the Autumn Statement

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Responding to the Autumn Statement delivered by the Chancellor earlier today, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the trade association representing UK airlines, said: “The failure to take action on Air Passenger Duty is a missed opportunity to support…

November 23, 2016