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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.

Response to first net zero transatlantic flight announcement

In response to the Transport Secretary’s announcement of plans for the first net zero transatlantic flight, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK said:   “UK airlines strongly support the development of a UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel industry, which will play a vital role in helping our sector deliver net zero emissions by 2050, as we […]

May 14th, 2022

Airlines UK response to the Transport Select Committee report on aviation and the pandemic

Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, said: “We always said there was huge pent-up demand for travel and that’s been demonstrated by the surge in bookings we’ve seen since the Covid restrictions were removed. This summer should be a bumper one and for many routes we’re seeing demand above where we were in 2019. But […]

April 25th, 2022

Airlines respond to removal of remaining Covid travel restrictions – “The UK travel sector is back”

Commenting on the announcement today on the removal of remaining Covid travel restrictions, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:     “Today’s announcement sends a clear message to the world – the UK travel sector is back. With travellers returning to the UK no longer burdened by unnecessary […]

March 14th, 2022

Airlines respond to Government consultation on air passenger rights

Commenting on the announcement of a Government consultation on air passenger rights, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:    “Airlines work hard to ensure that the passenger experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Put simply, without their customers carriers would not exist. This is borne out […]

January 31st, 2022

Airlines respond to international travel announcement – “a landmark day for passengers, businesses and UK plc”

Commenting on the changes announced today to international travel restrictions, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a landmark day for passengers, businesses and UK plc. Nearly two years since the initial Covid restrictions were introduced, today’s announcement brings international travel towards near-normality for the fully vaccinated, […]

January 24th, 2022

Airlines UK and MAG call for return to restriction-free travel, as study shows testing is not effective against new variants

Testing rules should become a thing of the past for fully-vaccinated travellers, according to findings of a study today published by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and Airlines UK. The research – conducted by specialist consultants Oxera and Edge Health – provides the evidence to support the removal of remaining testing requirements when Government reviews international […]

January 21st, 2022

Airlines Response to January 6th Changes to International Travel Restrictions

Commenting on the changes announced today to international travel restrictions, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:    “This is a hugely welcome move at a critical time in the booking season for passengers, and will provide a massive boost to those wanting to travel abroad or come to […]

January 5th, 2022

Our comment on the need for Treasury support for UK airlines

Commenting on the need for Treasury support for UK airlines, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Aviation has received no direct support since the end of furlough and yet until recently was the only sector with direct restrictions. We are approaching the key booking period for the year […]

December 20th, 2021

Airlines respond to red list country changes

Commenting on the announcement that all 11 countries will be removed from the red list tomorrow at 4am, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Removing these countries from the red list makes complete sense but doesn’t go nearly far enough. If the red list isn’t necessary given that […]

December 14th, 2021

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