Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

April 9th, 2021

UK airlines respond to Global Travel Taskforce report publication

Commenting on the publication of the Global Travel Taskforce report, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This does not represent a reopening of travel as promised by Ministers, and the insistence on expensive and unnecessary PCR testing rather than rapid testing – even for low-risk countries – will […] Read More 

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April 5th, 2021

UK airlines respond to PM statement on resumption of international travel – “does not provide the clarity we were seeking on the roadmap back towards normality”

Commenting on the latest announcement from the Prime Minister on the resumption of international travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Whilst we support the establishment of a framework for restarting international travel and welcome the removal of self-isolation for arrivals from green countries, today’s announcement does not provide […] Read More 

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March 28th, 2021

£26bn cash injection for UK economy up for grabs with a reopening of international travel this summer

£26bn cash injection for UK economy up for grabs with a reopening of international travel this summer New report details massive opportunity for the UK economy through trade and tourism so long as current restrictions on air travel are eased this summer Report makes clear the urgent need for the Global Travel Taskforce to recommend […] Read More 

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March 23rd, 2021

UK airlines comment on new international travel legislation

Responding to new Government legislation covering international travel, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Nothing has changed with this legislation, the Government has been clear all along that it will report on 12 April its intent to restart international travel from 17 May, and airlines are busy […] Read More 

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March 21st, 2021

UK airlines comment on international travel speculation

Responding to ongoing speculation about the chances of international travel restarting this summer, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “It is too early to say what the state of Covid will be in Europe and globally in 10 weeks’ time. Our focus between now and then must […] Read More 

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March 16th, 2021

UK airlines welcome Government commitment to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Responding to the formal launch today by the Government of a new competition backed by £15m of funding to support the development of sustainable aviation fuels, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Sustainable aviation fuels are proof today that low emission air travel is possible, and the “Green […] 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%.