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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

Joint statement between the UK Government and Airlines UK

A joint statement from the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, the Secretary of State for Transport and the Chief Executive of Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines. “Aviation is absolutely crucial to the UK’s economy and…

November 14, 2016

Airlines urge the Government to use the Autumn Statement to remove Air Passenger Duty on air travel from UK airports.

UK and foreign airlines have urged the Government to use the upcoming Autumn Statement on 23 November to send a message to the world that the UK is open for business – post Brexit – by removing Air Passenger Duty…

November 10, 2016

BATA becomes Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines

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The British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body for UK-registered airlines, will on Monday 7 November change its name to ‘Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines’. Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “UK airlines have…

November 7, 2016