Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

May 12th, 2020

UK airlines welcome Job Retention Scheme extension but more action required to protect world-leading aviation sector

Responding to the announcement by the Chancellor that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of October, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a welcome announcement and we are pleased that from August staff will be allowed to come back to work part-time. […] Read More 

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May 11th, 2020

Aviation CEO letter to the Prime Minister about proposed quarantine measures

Airline and airport CEOs have written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressing their concern about the proposed quarantine for arriving passengers into the UK. The letter is attached below. Read More 

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May 10th, 2020

UK airlines respond to 14-day quarantine for arriving passengers announcement

Responding to the announcement due to be made this evening by the Prime Minister of a 14-day quarantine period for passengers arriving into the UK, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Public health must of course be the priority and we respect the Sage advice. We all – […] Read More 

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April 27th, 2020

“A proposal that would effectively kill international travel to and from UK” – UK airlines respond to speculation around 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving at UK airports

Responding to speculation that passengers arriving at UK airports will be compelled to enter a 14-day quarantine period as part of Government Covid-19 measures, Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This proposal would effectively kill international travel to and from the UK and cause immeasurable damage to the aviation industry and wider […] Read More 

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April 8th, 2020

Airlines welcome Government decision on deferring Air Navigation charges, but further longer-term measures needed to help carriers through unprecedented downturn

Responding to the decision by the Department for Transport to join countries across Europe in deferring the payment of Air Navigation charges for February to May 2020, for a period of 14 months, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is welcome news and we thank the […] Read More 

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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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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%.