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Media Centre

Airlines UK acts as a collective voice for the UK airline industry in the media, issuing comments and press releases, as well as providing spokespeople and meeting interview requests.

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 […]

August 14th, 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 […]

Report on the Demand and Connectivity Impact of a 12 Month Air Passenger Duty Waiver

July 20th, 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 […]

July 6th, 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 […]

June 17th, 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 […]

June 12th, 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 […]

June 11th, 2020

Loganair & FedEx join Airlines UK

Loganair, the Scottish regional airline and FedEx Express, the airline division of the global delivery services company, have become the latest carriers to join Airlines UK, the industry association for UK-registered carriers. Loganair is the UK’s largest regional airline, having grown their operations from one aircraft in 1962 to now flying to over 40 destinations across […]

June 10th, 2020

Airlines UK statement on quarantine announcement

Responding to today’s quarantine announcement, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “We need to see much more clarity on air bridges over the coming days. The key thing is that they are established as soon as possible alongside the FCO travel advice being changed, and ideally before the […]

June 3rd, 2020

UK airlines welcome Job Retention Scheme extension but more action required to protect world-leading aviation sector

Responding to the announcement by the Chancellor that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of October, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a welcome announcement and we are pleased that from August staff will be allowed to come back to work part-time. […]

May 12th, 2020

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