Airlines UK is the
trade body for UK
registered airlines.

August 14th, 2020

Airlines UK reaction to France quarantine restrictions

Responding to the announcement that countries including France, Malta and the Netherlands have been added to the travel quarantine, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “It’s another devastating blow to the travel industry already reeling from the worst crisis in its history. Having the political will to move […] Read More 

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July 20th, 2020

Emergency Air Passenger Duty waiver would save 45% of lost air routes and save 8,000 jobs, study concludes

An emergency 12-month Air Passenger Duty (APD) waiver would save 45% of the air routes out of the UK that would otherwise be lost due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report has found. In addition, the support could potentially save 8,000 jobs and contribute an additional £7 billion in GVA. The […] Read More 

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July 6th, 2020

UK airlines response to travel corridor countries announcement

Responding to the announcement by the Government on the countries with which the UK will open a travel corridor, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “It’s a very welcome announcement and we’re pleased UK airlines will be able to re-start services to many key markets in time for […] Read More 

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June 17th, 2020

AirTanker joins Airlines UK

AirTanker, the British airline renowned for its work with the RAF Voyager aircraft & specialising in aerial refuelling, is the latest carrier to join Airlines UK, the industry association for UK-registered carriers. Since signing a 27-year contract with the MoD in 2008, AirTanker’s primary role has been to ensure the safe and effective operation of the RAF’s […] Read More 

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June 12th, 2020

Airlines welcome creation of Jet Zero Council to achieve net zero aviation by 2050

Responding to the announcement by the Transport Secretary of the creation of a Jet Zero Council to work on achieving net zero emissions for aviation by 2050, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “It’s an excellent initiative and the Transport Secretary should be applauded for demonstrating such a […] Read More 

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June 11th, 2020

UK airlines respond to publication of health guidance for aviation

Responding to the publication of Government health guidance on air travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Having worked in partnership with Government on their development, UK airlines welcome the introduction of these guidelines. They demonstrate how airlines can apply targeted and multi-layered measures to ensure air travel […] 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%.