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UK airlines comment on Heathrow expansion vote – “a welcome shot in the arm for UK plc, but concerns about cost and early morning operations remain”

Commenting on parliamentary support being given to expansion at Heathrow Airport, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK carriers, said: “This is a welcome shot in the arm for UK plc, and a sign…

June 26, 2018

“It is now or never for Heathrow expansion – there can be no turning back if the vote is lost” – UK airlines back third runway

Ahead of the parliamentary vote taking today on Heathrow expansion tomorrow, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK carriers, said: “It is now or never for Heathrow expansion and the prospect of a bigger…

June 25, 2018

UK and international airlines respond to Heathrow National Policy Statement publication

Responding to the publication of the Government’s National Policy Statement, the UK and global airline community has published a joint statement expressing support for expansion at Heathrow Airport. Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK; Dale Keller, Chief Executive of…

June 5, 2018

Aviation Ministerial Roundtable

The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling and Steve Baker, Minister for Exiting the European Union, met with representatives from the aviation industry to discuss how the sector can continue to flourish after the UK leaves the EU. The meeting with senior…

April 25, 2018

Airlines UK response to Aviation Strategy next steps document

Responding to the publication of the Government’s Aviation Strategy next steps document, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK-registered carriers, said:       “The strategy is an opportunity to recognise the value and importance of aviation to the…

April 9, 2018

Consumers – not Heathrow shareholders – must stand to gain from expansion at the airport and passenger charges should remain at least at current levels.

Responding to the publication of the Transport Select Committee report on the Airports National Policy Statement, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK-registered carriers, said: “Airlines are pleased that the Committee has signalled its…

March 23, 2018

Airlines UK response to Brexit transitional agreement announcement

Responding to the announcement that political agreement on a transitional agreement between the UK and EU has been reached, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK-registered carriers, said: “UK airlines have long called for…

March 20, 2018

Cargo airline West Atlantic UK joins Airlines UK

West Atlantic UK – a trusted supplier of dedicated cargo aircraft solutions to the Express Parcel and Integrated logistics industry – has become the latest member of Airlines UK, the industry body that represents UK-registered carriers. West Atlantic UK Limited…

March 8, 2018

Airlines UK statement on air services between the UK and US

Responding to recent press speculation about air services between the UK and US following Brexit, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the association that represents UK-registered carriers, said: “UK airlines fully expect that the UK and US Governments will…

March 6, 2018

Airlines UK response to Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit

Responding to the speech on Brexit delivered by the Prime Minister, in which she put on the table continued UK membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the association that represents UK-registered carriers,…

March 2, 2018