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 & Avro RJ aircraft available on ACMI or charter basis. They have a 24/7 flight operations department meaning they can provide rapid response aircraft services to customers on an ad-hoc or contract basis. The airline can be airborne in around 60 minutes from confirmation serving the time-critical cargo market.
Andy Green, CEO of Jota Aviation, said: “Airlines UK is a valuable alliance for the UK airline industry, providing a forum for airlines to work together towards a common goal. There are many challenges facing the industry and the collaborative approach that Airlines UK takes is useful, if not essential, given the very changing landscape that UK airlines find themselves in within the current market. We have already taken part in some very useful working groups, which have focused on the unique set of circumstances for all UK-based airlines and it has been a huge benefit for us to understand these issues in detail and to address the challenges ahead in collaboration.”
Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, said: “We’re pleased to be welcoming another non-scheduled UK airline into the membership. Jota are a fascinating company and a real British success story, and they will play a big part in strengthening our voice and common messaging on cargo and charter issues. We look forward to working with them.”