Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

January 30th, 2020

Jane Middleton speech to Airlines UK Annual Dinner 2020

Minister, Baroness Sugg, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2020 Airlines UK Annual Dinner. For those of you I have not yet met I’m Jane Middleton, Chairman of Airlines UK and I would like to start by welcoming you all here this evening and by thanking our event sponsors Thales and Cranfield University. I would […] Read More 

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January 14th, 2020

Flybe & Air Passenger Duty Reform

Commenting on the speculation regarding Flybe and the reform of Air Passenger Duty for domestic travel, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “One of the advantages of leaving the EU is the possibility of cutting or removing APD on domestic travel. It’s an anomaly that particularly hurts regional aviation as it’s levied on […] Read More 

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January 8th, 2020

2Excel joins industry association Airlines UK

2Excel, an aviation services business founded by two Royal Air Force pilots, has become the latest airline to join Airlines UK, the association that represents UK-registered carriers. Founded in 2005, 2Excel has grown from five people and four aerobatic aircraft to over 400 people and a fleet of 30. In 2018, 2Excel Aviation became 51 per cent employee […] Read More 

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November 6th, 2019

Airlines UK – Manifesto Policy Asks

Airlines UK – the industry association representing UK carriers – has set out a number of manifesto ‘asks’ ahead of the General Election on 12 December, highlighting the action needed in the next Parliament to create a framework that will encourage UK airlines to compete, grow and deliver even more for the UK in the […] Read More 

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October 17th, 2019

UK airlines call for renewed partnership with Government to fund new clean aviation technology and sustainable fuels

UK airlines invest in cleaner aircraft and carbon reduction – call for a renewed partnership with Government to fund new clean aviation technology and sustainable fuels As part of the Airlines2050 conference taking place in London today, UK airlines have renewed their calls for a renewed partnership with Government to support the aviation industry in […] Read More 

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October 4th, 2019

Jota Aviation joins Airlines UK

Jota Aviation, a UK charter and cargo airline based out of London Southend Airport, have become the latest airline to join Airlines UK, the association that represents UK-registered carriers. Jota Aviation are a specialist niche airline based at Southend, and under their UK AOC approval they operate a fleet of passenger and cargo BAe146 & […] 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%.