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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.

Flybe & Air Passenger Duty Reform

Commenting on the speculation regarding Flybe and the reform of Air Passenger Duty for domestic travel, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “One of the advantages of leaving the EU is the possibility of cutting or removing APD on domestic travel. It’s an anomaly that particularly hurts regional aviation as it’s levied on […]

January 14th, 2020

2Excel joins industry association Airlines UK

2Excel, an aviation services business founded by two Royal Air Force pilots, has become the latest airline to join Airlines UK, the association that represents UK-registered carriers. Founded in 2005, 2Excel has grown from five people and four aerobatic aircraft to over 400 people and a fleet of 30. In 2018, 2Excel Aviation became 51 per cent employee […]

January 8th, 2020

Airlines UK – Manifesto Policy Asks

Airlines UK – the industry association representing UK carriers – has set out a number of manifesto ‘asks’ ahead of the General Election on 12 December, highlighting the action needed in the next Parliament to create a framework that will encourage UK airlines to compete, grow and deliver even more for the UK in the […]

November 6th, 2019

UK airlines call for renewed partnership with Government to fund new clean aviation technology and sustainable fuels

UK airlines invest in cleaner aircraft and carbon reduction – call for a renewed partnership with Government to fund new clean aviation technology and sustainable fuels As part of the Airlines2050 conference taking place in London today, UK airlines have renewed their calls for a renewed partnership with Government to support the aviation industry in […]

October 17th, 2019

Jota Aviation joins Airlines UK

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 & […]

October 4th, 2019

Sustainable Aviation response to Committee on Climate Change letter on international aviation and net zero

Responding to the publication of a formal letter from the Committee on Climate Change, to the Department for Transport, setting out its view on how international aviation should play its part in achieving a net zero carbon future, Neil Robinson, Chair of Sustainable Aviation, said: “Climate change is a clear and pressing issue for people, […]

September 24th, 2019

Our response to the announcement that Thomas Cook have ceased trading

Responding to the announcement that Thomas Cook have ceased trading Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents UK-registered carriers and which counted Thomas Cook as a member, said: “Today is an incredibly sad day for the UK airline and travel industry. Thomas Cook has been one of our most recognisable […]

September 23rd, 2019

UK Airlines respond to Transport Secretary’s comments on Heathrow expansion

Responding to comments today from the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, that he would like to review the funding of Heathrow expansion, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, said: “Whilst airlines support expansion, the Transport Secretary is right to review Heathrow’s funding. Costs are running out […]

August 14th, 2019

UK aviation reaffirms its commitment to a sustainable future

With climate change in the headlines and the UK Government committing to a ‘Net Zero’ carbon target for the UK by 2050, today UK aviation has come together to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future. Sustainable Aviation – the coalition of UK airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers – has set out […]

July 2nd, 2019

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