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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

UK airports losing out on over 60 new direct routes because of sky-high rates of Air Passenger Duty, report concludes

UK airports could be losing out on over 60 new direct routes – including 15 long-haul connections outside of London – because of current Government policy on Air Passenger Duty (APD) – a new report has found. A study carried out…

September 19, 2018

UK airlines respond to Civil Aviation Authority poll on consumer satisfaction with air travel

Commenting on the publication of the latest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) consumer survey into satisfaction with air travel, a spokesperson for Airlines UK said: “UK airlines work hard to ensure that passengers have an enjoyable travelling experience, and as the…

August 20, 2018

Latest CAA disruptive passenger data shows the need for airside licensing

Commenting on the publication of the latest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data on disruptive passengers, which show the CAA has already received more than 200 incident reports about disruptive passengers from UK airlines in 2018, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of…

August 15, 2018

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