Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

January 27th, 2021

Airline CEO letter to the Prime Minister calling on urgent extra support and roadmap out of crisis

UK airline CEOs and tourism leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling for urgency support to aid the sector through the Covid-19 crisis, and roadmap towards lifting restrictions when safe to do so. Read More 

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January 25th, 2021

UK airlines & airports respond to hotel quarantine speculation

Responding to speculation about further restrictions being put in place for international arrivals into the UK, Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association, the trade association for UK airports and Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Less than two weeks ago the UK introduced some […] Read More 

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January 20th, 2021

Aviation and Aerospace Call For Recovery Plan Following New Travel Ban

The UK’s Aviation and Aerospace industries will need a package of sectoral support measures to protect companies from the threat to their survival posed by the Covid-19 crisis, after tough new restrictions were imposed on travel. We recognise the UK Government’s need to act in the face of a public health emergency. However, following the […] Read More 

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January 15th, 2021

UK airlines respond to Government announcement on the removal of remaining travel corridors

“Travel corridors were a lifeline for the industry last summer and the Government were right to bring them in when they did. But things change and there’s no doubting this is a serious health emergency and Ministers need to act to keep borders safe and the public protected. We therefore support this latest measure, on […] Read More 

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January 12th, 2021

UK airlines respond to Government announcement on pre-departure testing for arrivals beginning this Friday

Responding to the announcement by the Government that air passengers, from 4am on Friday, will be required to take a Covid test before travelling back to the UK, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a national health emergency and Ministers need to act to keep […] Read More 

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January 8th, 2021

UK airlines respond to Government announcement on pre-departure testing for arrivals

Responding to the announcement by the Government that air passengers will be required to take a Covid test before travelling back to the UK, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “We recognise the UK Government’s need to act now and support the introduction of pre-departure testing in […] 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%.