Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Aviation Strategy Green Paper, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said:
“We welcome the next stage in the Government’s Aviation Strategy. Airlines look forward to continuing to work with Ministers to create a strategy that helps to deliver sustainable growth in our sector. To connect UK families and businesses domestically and to the world, deliver value for money, and further improve the travelling experience for all passengers.
“In particular we need a strategy that gives a clear statement in favour of delivering additional capacity where it is needed – both on the ground and within our congested airspace – so we can continue to deliver for passengers and cargo customers into the future.”