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Joint statement on Scottish Labour’s parliamentary debate on Air Departure Tax

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Responding to the announcement made by the Scottish Labour Party that they will introduce a debate tomorrow calling on the Scottish Government to scrap plans to reduce the Air Departure Tax, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry…

May 7, 2019

Statement on Scottish Government decision to defer introduction of Air Departure Tax

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Responding to the announcement made by the Scottish Government that it will again defer the introduction of the planned Air Departure Tax beyond April 2020, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers,…

April 23, 2019

UK airlines – “welcome Brexit announcement gives passengers and cargo operators certainty and confidence that flights will continue”

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Responding to the announcement made by the Department for Transport today confirming protection for flights in a no-deal Brexit scenario, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “We welcome that the UK has confirmed its plans to allow flights…

March 7, 2019

Airlines UK response to provisional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament on air services connectivity

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Responding to the news that the EU’s proposed Regulation on Air Services Connectivity has been provisionally agreed by the Council and European Parliament, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “We…

February 21, 2019

The demise of Flybmi shows why action is needed to cut Air Passenger Duty today

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The collapse of regional carrier Flybmi demonstrates why Government must act urgently to grasp the nettle and finally address the UK’s sky high rates of Air Passenger Duty (APD), the tax paid by passengers on every flight departing a UK…

February 17, 2019

Airlines UK responds to the news that the airline Flybmi has gone into administration

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Responding to the news that the airline Flybmi has gone into administration, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Today’s announcement demonstrates once again the ferociously competitive environment airlines currently operate…

February 17, 2019

Time to apply common sense to airside drinking for sake of passenger safety

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Responding to the Government consultation on the introduction of airside licensing at UK airports, which closes today, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Whilst airlines do not want to stop…

February 1, 2019

Airlines UK Annual Dinner – speech delivered by Chairman Jane Middleton

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Minister, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2019 Airlines UK Annual Dinner. For those of you who I have not yet met I’m Jane Middleton, Chairman of Airlines UK. I would like to start this evening by thanking Thales UK…

January 31, 2019

UK airlines – welcome clarity from European Commission that flights will continue under ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario

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Commenting on the European Commission publishing guidance today confirming that flights between the UK and EU would continue in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13…

December 19, 2018

UK airlines respond to Aviation Strategy Green Paper – “we need a strategy that gives a clear statement in favour of growth and delivering additional capacity where it is needed”

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Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Aviation Strategy Green Paper, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “We welcome the next stage in the Government’s Aviation Strategy. Airlines look forward…

December 17, 2018