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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.

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

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

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