Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

July 28th, 2021

Airlines respond to Government’s relaxation of restrictions for US and EU arrivals – “a positive step that should pave the way for a return to unrestricted travel in the future”

Commenting on the Government announcement made today on international travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:   “Exemptions for all fully vaccinated travellers is undoubtedly a positive move, offering a lifeline for thousands of businesses reliant on international inbound travel. It also begins to deliver the vaccine dividend […] Read More 

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July 26th, 2021

Aviation Jobs in Great Britain

New report shows how critical aviation jobs are to every constituency across Britain New report shows that the aviation industry supports over 536,000 direct jobs across every region and nation of Great Britain. Data also shows how vital aviation jobs are to local communities, with one in four Westminster constituencies estimated to have more than […] Read More 

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July 23rd, 2021

Airlines UK appoints Lord McLoughlin as new Chairman

The Executive Committee of Airlines UK has today announced the appointment of Lord McLoughlin CH as its new Chairman.   Lord McLoughlin, who has had an extensive career at the top of UK politics for more than 30 years, will take up the position on 1 August, replacing Jane Middleton, who has completed her second 3-year term.   […] Read More 

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Lord McLoughlin Portrait

July 13th, 2021

Airlines UK respond to Scottish Government announcement on international travel – “This is a positive step forward, which must be accompanied by further progress”

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcement made today on international travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:   “This is a positive step forward that will provide much more opportunity for families to travel this summer season, and offer greater certainty and reassurance to our passengers looking to […] Read More 

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July 8th, 2021

Airlines respond to Government announcement on international travel – “a positive move towards the genuine reopening the sector has been looking for”

Commenting on the Government announcement made today on international travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a positive move towards the genuine reopening the sector has been looking for. Opening up the market for the rest of the summer, this announcement will provide far greater opportunities to travel, do business and see […] Read More 

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June 25th, 2021

UK Airlines Respond to Government Update to International Travel Restrictions

Commenting on the Government announcement made today on international travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “If implemented immediately, this decision will go some way to saving the summer season for our passengers desperate for a family holiday. A vague commitment to ‘next month’ is nothing like ambitious […] Read More 

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Our Statistics

Together, our members employ 76,000 people, carry 144 million passengers and 1 million tonnes of cargo.

Direct contribution to GDP is £5.2 billion.

Air transport supports 1.56 million UK jobs.

Over the past 30 years the cost of air travel has fallen by around 30%.