Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

March 29th, 2020

MPs & former Aviation Ministers write to Chancellor to call for more support for sector to deal with COVID-19

Almost 40 cross-party Members of Parliament have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to call for more support for the UK aviation industry to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. The letter – attached – stresses that whilst welcome, the measures announced thus far by the Chancellor to support the UK economy “will not be […] Read More 

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March 24th, 2020

Airlines respond to latest clarity from Chancellor on aviation support package from COVID-19 impacts

Commenting on the latest clarity provided by the Chancellor on the aviation support package to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 on the sector, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “We welcome the announcement that Government will enter into negotiations with individual airlines seeking additional bespoke support, […] Read More 

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March 19th, 2020

Government and airlines working to get British passengers affected by Coronavirus back to the UK

British tourists abroad should check the website of their travel provider and Foreign Office travel advice for the latest information. government is working with industry to ensure they can continue to get British nationals abroad back to the UK, in light of border restrictions in place across the world Transport Secretary today chaired a call with […] Read More 

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March 17th, 2020

Airlines welcome commitment to bespoke package of measures to support aviation sector

Commenting on the announcement by the Chancellor that a bespoke package of measures would be agreed on aviation with respect to alleviating the impacts of COVID-19, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “This is welcome news and it’s very positive the Chancellor has promised a bespoke package […] Read More 

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March 16th, 2020

Airlines UK statement on impact of coronavirus on airline sector

Commenting on the impact of coronavirus on the UK airline industry, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “The current challenges faced by the UK airline sector are truly unprecedented, and stark. Even just days ago, the idea that airlines across the globe would be cancelling thousands of […] Read More 

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March 11th, 2020

UK airlines respond to Budget – “the most serious period for aviation since 9/11 but questions remain as to whether this fact is understood within Government.”

Commenting on the Budget measures announced today, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “The review into the impact of APD on domestic aviation and the expectation that once the Brexit transition phase is over the double whammy on regional carriers will end is welcome. That said, APD […] 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%.