Media Releases

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Airlines UK response to the 2017 Autumn Budget: Treasury sleight of hand on Air Passenger Duty rates is no way to make Britain Brexit ready

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Responding to the announcement in the Budget that Air Passenger Duty rates will be frozen from 1 April 2019 for economy class passengers, to be paid for by an increase in the tax on premium class tickets, Tim Alderslade, Chief…

November 22, 2017

Airlines UK response to publication of a new consultation on the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement and Government response to its recent consultation on airspace change

Responding to the publication of a new consultation on the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement and Government response to its recent consultation on airspace change, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK carriers,…

October 24, 2017

Airlines UK comment on the statement made by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance on the latest with the proposed cut to Air Departure Tax

Commenting on the statement made today by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance on the latest with the proposed cut to Air Departure Tax, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the trade body for UK airlines, said: “This potential…

October 5, 2017

Airlines UK comment on the announcement made by the Civil Aviation Authority that Monarch has ceased trading

Commenting on the announcement made today by the Civil Aviation Authority that Monarch has ceased trading, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the trade body for UK airlines, said: “Today is a very sad day for the UK airline industry. Monarch has…

October 2, 2017

New report shows Scotland lagging behind European competitor nations with respect to short-haul, long-haul and direct air connectivity

Despite the establishment of an impressive number of new routes in recent years, Scotland lags behind European competitor nations with respect to short-haul, long-haul and direct air connectivity, a new report carried out by the consultancy RDC has found. The…

September 14, 2017

Ryanair joins Airlines UK

Ryanair has joined Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers. Ryanair will carry over 44 million customers to / from the UK this year, and joins Airlines UK as an “international airline member”, a new tier of membership that…

August 30, 2017

Industry comments on reports showing an increase in arrests of passengers suspected of being drunk at UK airports and on flights

Commenting on reports showing an increase in arrests of passengers suspected of being drunk at UK airports and onboard aircraft, Airlines UK, the Airport Operators Association and the UK Travel Retail Forum, said in a joint statement: “As an industry, we…

August 14, 2017

Airlines UK comments on the ongoing problems of long queues at European airports as a result of changes to security measures at the border.

Commenting on the ongoing problems of long queues at European airports as a result of changes to security measures at the border, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Airlines UK wrote to…

August 1, 2017

Airlines UK comments on the announcement by Heathrow Airport on passenger charges once its new runway is built

Commenting on the announcement today by Heathrow Airport that they intend to keep passenger charges “as close as possible to current levels” once its new runway is built, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered…

July 27, 2017

Airlines UK comments on the announcement by the Government of a new UK Aviation Strategy

Commenting on the announcement by the Government of a new UK Aviation Strategy, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “We welcome the Aviation Strategy as a sign that Government truly recognises the…

July 21, 2017