Media Releases

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Airlines & airports welcome clarity from European Commission that flights would continue under ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario

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Commenting on the European Commission publishing guidance confirming that flights between the UK and EU would continue in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, and Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the…

November 14, 2018

Airside licensing needed at airports to curb rising disruptive passenger incidents

Organisations from across the aviation and tourism sectors have come together to call for the Government to amend the Licensing Act so that it in future applies to bars, pubs, restaurants and retail outlets selling alcohol airside at airports, in…

November 1, 2018

Vacancy – Public Affairs & Policy Executive / Manager (depending upon experience)

Airlines UK (AUK) is looking for a motivated and hard-working Public Affairs & Policy Executive / Manager (based on experience) to join its team in London. The successful candidate will assist with policy campaigns and help to formulate AUK policy…

October 30, 2018

Air Passenger Duty increase demonstrates that Government’s words on ‘Global Britain’ are not matched by their actions

Responding to the announcement in the Budget that long-haul Air Passenger Duty rates will rise with inflation from 2020, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “Today’s announcement sends entirely the wrong signal as we prepare to leave the…

October 29, 2018

Budget announcement on ePassport gates a welcome step in the right direction

Responding to the announcement at the Budget that access to ePassport gates at the border at UK airports will be extended to visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said:…

October 29, 2018

Airlines UK response to comments from the Scottish Conservatives on Air Departure Tax

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Responding to comments from the Scottish Conservatives today on the need to reduce Air Departure Tax, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “Aviation in Scotland is crying out for this cut and it is now up to both governments…

October 23, 2018

UK depends more on air freight services than most EU competitors

A major new report published today shows that the UK is more dependent on air freight services compared to most of its EU competitors. The report, commissioned by Airlines UK and supported by Heathrow Airport, Manchester Airports Group and the…

October 23, 2018

Airlines UK response to the publication of Civil Aviation Authority guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities

Responding to the publication of Civil Aviation Authority guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities, a spokesperson for Airlines UK, said: “UK airlines have a proven track record of working to make air travel as accessible as possible. Airlines will…

October 15, 2018

Advice to UK consumers impacted by Primera Air ceasing operations

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Primera Air Scandinavia, a Danish scheduled air carrier, and Primera Air Nordic, a Latvian air carrier, which offered a number of services from Birmingham and Stansted to various points in Europe, Canada and the United States, have ceased to trade…

October 2, 2018

Airlines UK response to publication of Government technical notices on Brexit and aviation

Responding to the publication of three Government technical notices on Brexit and aviation covering market access, safety and security, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “Airlines are confident that there will be a new agreement on aviation between the…

September 24, 2018