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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.

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

Aviation CEO letter to the Prime Minister about proposed quarantine measures

Airline and airport CEOs have written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressing their concern about the proposed quarantine for arriving passengers into the UK. The letter is attached below.

https://airlinesuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Aviation-letter-to-PM-re.-quarantine-11.05.20.pdf

May 11th, 2020

UK airlines respond to 14-day quarantine for arriving passengers announcement

Responding to the announcement due to be made this evening by the Prime Minister of a 14-day quarantine period for passengers arriving into the UK, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “Public health must of course be the priority and we respect the Sage advice. We all – […]

May 10th, 2020

“A proposal that would effectively kill international travel to and from UK” – UK airlines respond to speculation around 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving at UK airports

Responding to speculation that passengers arriving at UK airports will be compelled to enter a 14-day quarantine period as part of Government Covid-19 measures, Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This proposal would effectively kill international travel to and from the UK and cause immeasurable damage to the aviation industry and wider […]

April 27th, 2020

Airlines welcome Government decision on deferring Air Navigation charges, but further longer-term measures needed to help carriers through unprecedented downturn

Responding to the decision by the Department for Transport to join countries across Europe in deferring the payment of Air Navigation charges for February to May 2020, for a period of 14 months, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is welcome news and we thank the […]

April 8th, 2020

MPs & former Aviation Ministers write to Chancellor to call for more support for sector to deal with COVID-19

Almost 40 cross-party Members of Parliament have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to call for more support for the UK aviation industry to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. The letter – attached – stresses that whilst welcome, the measures announced thus far by the Chancellor to support the UK economy “will not be […]

Aviation support letter to Chancellor of Exchequer

March 29th, 2020

Airlines respond to latest clarity from Chancellor on aviation support package from COVID-19 impacts

Commenting on the latest clarity provided by the Chancellor on the aviation support package to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 on the sector, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “We welcome the announcement that Government will enter into negotiations with individual airlines seeking additional bespoke support, […]

March 24th, 2020

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