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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 welcome CAA guidance on application of EU law on compensation rights for Coronavirus-related disruption

Commenting on the publication of new Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidance on the interpretation of EU law that applies to compensation rights for passengers during disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “UK airlines will always comply with all legal requirements on […]

March 11th, 2020

Flybe to cease trading – Airlines UK statement

Commenting on the news that Flybe has ceased trading, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “Flybe’s problems were known to many and the sector as a whole is going through an incredibly tough period with the Coronavirus hitting bookings and dampening demand, and this is being felt […]

March 5th, 2020

UK airlines – Heathrow decision “extremely disappointing. Airports Commission showed Heathrow was only game in town”

Commenting on the decision today by the Court of Appeal on Heathrow expansion , Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “Today’s decision is extremely disappointing. The Sir Howard Davies Airports Commission spent several years looking at airport capacity in the South East and was clear Heathrow is […]

February 27th, 2020

Airlines & airports call for action on APD in the Budget

Calling on the Chancellor to take decisive action on APD in the upcoming Budget, Airlines UK Chief Executive Tim Alderslade and Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “The UK is only European country that saw direct connectivity decline two years’ in a row. Because the UK levies at least double the tax on […]

February 27th, 2020

Jane Middleton speech to Airlines UK Annual Dinner 2020

Minister, Baroness Sugg, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2020 Airlines UK Annual Dinner. For those of you I have not yet met I’m Jane Middleton, Chairman of Airlines UK and I would like to start by welcoming you all here this evening and by thanking our event sponsors Thales and Cranfield University. I would […]

January 30th, 2020

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

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