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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.

UK airlines Aviation Strategy Green Paper response

Responding to the deadline for submitting responses to the Government’s Aviation Strategy Green Paper, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, said: “Airlines believe we need a strategy that meets the Government’s stated ambition of promoting sustainable growth for our sector, which makes such a vital contribution […]

June 20th, 2019

UK airlines respond to Heathrow Airport consultation – “welcome further clarity on the detail, but remain to be convinced Heathrow can deliver without costs for airlines increasing”

Responding to the launch of the latest Heathrow Airport consultation on their expansion plans, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, said: “We welcome the consultation and further clarity from Heathrow on the detail, but remain to be convinced that they can deliver this scheme without costs […]

June 18th, 2019

Airline Insolvency Review: “This is not the time to make it more expensive to travel”.

Responding to the publication of the Airline Insolvency Review report, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, said: “Airlines face rising costs and this is not the time to make it more expensive to travel. 50p may not sound much but airlines operate on wafer thin margins […]

May 9th, 2019

Joint statement on Scottish Labour’s parliamentary debate on Air Departure Tax

Responding to the announcement made by the Scottish Labour Party that they will introduce a debate tomorrow calling on the Scottish Government to scrap plans to reduce the Air Departure Tax, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, Derek Provan, CEO of AGS Airports Ltd, owner of […]

May 7th, 2019

Statement on Scottish Government decision to defer introduction of Air Departure Tax

Responding to the announcement made by the Scottish Government that it will again defer the introduction of the planned Air Departure Tax beyond April 2020, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered carriers, Derek Provan, CEO of AGS Airports Ltd, owner of Glasgow and Aberdeen airports, and Gordon […]

April 23rd, 2019

UK airlines – “welcome Brexit announcement gives passengers and cargo operators certainty and confidence that flights will continue”

Responding to the announcement made by the Department for Transport today confirming protection for flights in a no-deal Brexit scenario, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “We welcome that the UK has confirmed its plans to allow flights to continue in a no-deal scenario, as the EU has also done. This gives passengers and cargo […]

March 7th, 2019

Airlines UK response to provisional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament on air services connectivity

Responding to the news that the EU’s proposed Regulation on Air Services Connectivity has been provisionally agreed by the Council and European Parliament, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “We welcome that the provisional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament reaffirms that flights […]

February 21st, 2019

The demise of Flybmi shows why action is needed to cut Air Passenger Duty today

The collapse of regional carrier Flybmi demonstrates why Government must act urgently to grasp the nettle and finally address the UK’s sky high rates of Air Passenger Duty (APD), the tax paid by passengers on every flight departing a UK airport. Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK […]

February 17th, 2019

Airlines UK responds to the news that the airline Flybmi has gone into administration

Responding to the news that the airline Flybmi has gone into administration, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Today’s announcement demonstrates once again the ferociously competitive environment airlines currently operate in. It should give Government – and other parts of the industry who relentlessly champion […]

February 17th, 2019

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