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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

UK airlines respond to proposed consumer measures from the Government’s aviation strategy consultation

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Commenting on the first proposed measures from the Government’s upcoming aviation strategy consultation, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Delivering for the consumer is at the heart of an airline…

December 7, 2018

UK airlines – Brexit deal “represents a path which can provide certainty and confidence for airlines, passengers and businesses alike

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Commenting on the Brexit deal between the UK Government and EU Commission and its implications for aviation and air travel, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “For UK aviation a…

December 5, 2018

Airlines & airports welcome clarity from European Commission that flights would continue under ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario

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Commenting on the European Commission publishing guidance 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, and Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the…

November 14, 2018

Airside licensing needed at airports to curb rising disruptive passenger incidents

Organisations from across the aviation and tourism sectors have come together to call for the Government to amend the Licensing Act so that it in future applies to bars, pubs, restaurants and retail outlets selling alcohol airside at airports, in…

November 1, 2018

Vacancy – Public Affairs & Policy Executive / Manager (depending upon experience)

Airlines UK (AUK) is looking for a motivated and hard-working Public Affairs & Policy Executive / Manager (based on experience) to join its team in London. The successful candidate will assist with policy campaigns and help to formulate AUK policy…

October 30, 2018