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UK Airlines respond to Transport Secretary’s comments on Heathrow expansion

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Responding to comments today from the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, that he would like to review the funding of Heathrow expansion, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, said: “Whilst airlines…

August 14, 2019

UK aviation reaffirms its commitment to a sustainable future

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With climate change in the headlines and the UK Government committing to a ‘Net Zero’ carbon target for the UK by 2050, today UK aviation has come together to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future. Sustainable Aviation – the…

July 2, 2019

UK airlines Aviation Strategy Green Paper response

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Responding to the deadline for submitting responses to the Government’s Aviation Strategy Green Paper, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, said: “Airlines believe we need a strategy that meets the Government’s…

June 20, 2019

UK airlines respond to Heathrow Airport consultation – “welcome further clarity on the detail, but remain to be convinced Heathrow can deliver without costs for airlines increasing”

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Responding to the launch of the latest Heathrow Airport consultation on their expansion plans, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, said: “We welcome the consultation and further clarity from Heathrow on…

June 18, 2019

Airline Insolvency Review: “This is not the time to make it more expensive to travel”.

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Responding to the publication of the Airline Insolvency Review report, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, said: “Airlines face rising costs and this is not the time to make it more…

May 9, 2019

Joint statement on Scottish Labour’s parliamentary debate on Air Departure Tax

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Responding to the announcement made by the Scottish Labour Party that they will introduce a debate tomorrow calling on the Scottish Government to scrap plans to reduce the Air Departure Tax, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry…

May 7, 2019

Statement on Scottish Government decision to defer introduction of Air Departure Tax

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Responding to the announcement made by the Scottish Government that it will again defer the introduction of the planned Air Departure Tax beyond April 2020, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers,…

April 23, 2019

UK airlines – “welcome Brexit announcement gives passengers and cargo operators certainty and confidence that flights will continue”

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Responding to the announcement made by the Department for Transport today confirming protection for flights in a no-deal Brexit scenario, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “We welcome that the UK has confirmed its plans to allow flights…

March 7, 2019

Airlines UK response to provisional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament on air services connectivity

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Responding to the news that the EU’s proposed Regulation on Air Services Connectivity has been provisionally agreed by the Council and European Parliament, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “We…

February 21, 2019

The demise of Flybmi shows why action is needed to cut Air Passenger Duty today

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The collapse of regional carrier Flybmi demonstrates why Government must act urgently to grasp the nettle and finally address the UK’s sky high rates of Air Passenger Duty (APD), the tax paid by passengers on every flight departing a UK…

February 17, 2019