Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

September 21st, 2020

UK economy loses £32m every day as result of no airbridge with the US

New report details massive daily cost to the UK economy of lack of air link to the US £121bn in UK exports and £417bn in Foreign Direct Investment at risk as air link remains closed between the UK and its most important trading partner £3.5bn lost from US tourism and business travellers is revealed to […] Read More 

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September 10th, 2020

Immediate Action Required to Support UK Aviation – Letter to PM

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA 10 September 2020 Dear Prime Minister, Immediate action required to support UK aviation In July this year, we wrote to you as leaders in UK aviation to urge you to […] Read More 

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September 7th, 2020

UK airlines respond to introduction of “islands” policy on travel quarantine

Responding to the announcement made today by the Transport Secretary on an “islands” policy with respect to travel quarantine, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a step in the right direction, which in time could help open up more markets for international travel and further […] Read More 

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August 14th, 2020

Airlines UK reaction to France quarantine restrictions

Responding to the announcement that countries including France, Malta and the Netherlands have been added to the travel quarantine, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “It’s another devastating blow to the travel industry already reeling from the worst crisis in its history. Having the political will to move […] Read More 

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July 20th, 2020

Emergency Air Passenger Duty waiver would save 45% of lost air routes and save 8,000 jobs, study concludes

An emergency 12-month Air Passenger Duty (APD) waiver would save 45% of the air routes out of the UK that would otherwise be lost due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report has found. In addition, the support could potentially save 8,000 jobs and contribute an additional £7 billion in GVA. The […] Read More 

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July 6th, 2020

UK airlines response to travel corridor countries announcement

Responding to the announcement by the Government on the countries with which the UK will open a travel corridor, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “It’s a very welcome announcement and we’re pleased UK airlines will be able to re-start services to many key markets in time for […] 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%.