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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.

UK airlines respond to Government announcement on pre-departure testing for arrivals

Responding to the announcement by the Government that air passengers will be required to take a Covid test before travelling back to the UK, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “We recognise the UK Government’s need to act now and support the introduction of pre-departure testing in […]

January 8th, 2021

UK airlines statement on EU Commission recommendation on restoration of essential travel between UK and EU

Responding to the recommendation from the European Commission that essential travel between the UK and EU should resume, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “We note the Commission’s guidance but clearly this now needs to be enacted by EU member states, who have so far put in […]

December 22nd, 2020

UK airlines welcome aviation testing regime announcement

Responding to the announcement by the Government that an aviation testing regime will be introduced from 15 December, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a hugely welcome step that will begin the process of opening up international travel and restarting UK aviation. It is a […]

November 24th, 2020

UK airlines respond to furlough scheme extension

Responding to the announcement today by the Chancellor that the furlough scheme will be extended to the end of March, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a welcome announcement and all the more important with aviation now essentially closed following the new lockdown travel restrictions. Furlough […]

November 5th, 2020

Airlines UK and Airport Operators Association respond to the announcement of a ban on international leisure travel as a part of new lockdown measures

Responding to the announcement of a ban on international leisure travel as a part of new lockdown measures, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive, Airlines UK and Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association said: “This announcement is a 180-degree reversal of policy, since the Government added the Canaries to the travel corridors list just […]

November 1st, 2020

UK airlines respond to arrivals testing announcement

Responding to the announcement made today by the Transport Secretary on arrivals testing, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said:  “That the Government is considering testing is a step forward but we need to see the detail. Ultimately we need to get to pre-departure testing for all arrivals […]

October 7th, 2020

UK economy loses £32m every day as result of no airbridge with the US

New report details massive daily cost to the UK economy of lack of air link to the US £121bn in UK exports and £417bn in Foreign Direct Investment at risk as air link remains closed between the UK and its most important trading partner £3.5bn lost from US tourism and business travellers is revealed to […]

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September 21st, 2020

Immediate Action Required to Support UK Aviation – Letter to PM

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA 10 September 2020 Dear Prime Minister, Immediate action required to support UK aviation In July this year, we wrote to you as leaders in UK aviation to urge you to […]

September 10th, 2020

UK airlines respond to introduction of “islands” policy on travel quarantine

Responding to the announcement made today by the Transport Secretary on an “islands” policy with respect to travel quarantine, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a step in the right direction, which in time could help open up more markets for international travel and further […]

September 7th, 2020

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