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Airlines UK responds to the Air Departure Tax Bill being passed by the Scottish Parliament

Responding to the passing of the final stage and approval of the Air Departure Tax (ADT) Bill in the Scottish Parliament today, a spokesperson for Airlines UK, the industry body that represents UK airlines, said: “The Air Departure Tax Bill…

June 20, 2017

New office address

As of 23rd May Airlines UK – the association of UK airlines, will have a new address. Please direct all future correspondence and invoices to the address below. Airlines UK, 25 Southampton Buildings, London, WC2A 1AL Our new direct number will be: 0203 709…

May 22, 2017

UK airlines are responding to the carbon challenge and can deliver growth in aviation through reduced levels of ADT

  With the Scottish Parliament Finance and Constitution Committee today considering the Air Departure Tax Bill at Stage 2, Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK-registered carriers, repeats its support for a reduction in ADT and highlights the commitment…

May 17, 2017

UK airlines set out manifesto asks for new Parliament

Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK-registered carriers, has set out a number of manifesto ‘asks’ ahead of the General Election in June, with Brexit, taxation and airport capacity at the top of its list of priorities. A number…

May 3, 2017

Airlines UK respond to Article 50 announcement

Responding to the announcement by the Prime Minister that she has today invoked Article 50, paving the way for the UK to withdraw from the European Union, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines,…

March 29, 2017

Norwegian UK joins Airlines UK

The UK subsidiary of low-cost airline Norwegian has become the latest member of Airlines UK, the industry body that represents UK-registered carriers. Norwegian is the third largest low-cost airline in Europe with 30 million annual passengers. The UK is playing…

March 28, 2017

UK Airline CEOs write to Scottish Parliament Committee Chair to emphasise support for Air Departure Tax reduction

  The Chief Executives of some of the UK’s largest airlines have re-emphasised their support for a 50% reduction in the Air Departure Tax in Scotland. In the same week that the Scottish Finance Minister, Derek Mackay MSP, appears in…

February 28, 2017

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