Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

November 24th, 2020

UK airlines welcome aviation testing regime announcement

Responding to the announcement by the Government that an aviation testing regime will be introduced from 15 December, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a hugely welcome step that will begin the process of opening up international travel and restarting UK aviation. It is a […] Read More 

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November 5th, 2020

UK airlines respond to furlough scheme extension

Responding to the announcement today by the Chancellor that the furlough scheme will be extended to the end of March, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a welcome announcement and all the more important with aviation now essentially closed following the new lockdown travel restrictions. Furlough […] Read More 

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November 1st, 2020

Airlines UK and Airport Operators Association respond to the announcement of a ban on international leisure travel as a part of new lockdown measures

Responding to the announcement of a ban on international leisure travel as a part of new lockdown measures, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive, Airlines UK and Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association said: “This announcement is a 180-degree reversal of policy, since the Government added the Canaries to the travel corridors list just […] Read More 

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October 7th, 2020

UK airlines respond to arrivals testing announcement

Responding to the announcement made today by the Transport Secretary on arrivals testing, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said:  “That the Government is considering testing is a step forward but we need to see the detail. Ultimately we need to get to pre-departure testing for all arrivals […] Read More 

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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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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%.