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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.

Government and airlines working to get British passengers affected by Coronavirus back to the UK

British tourists abroad should check the website of their travel provider and Foreign Office travel advice for the latest information. government is working with industry to ensure they can continue to get British nationals abroad back to the UK, in light of border restrictions in place across the world Transport Secretary today chaired a call with […]

March 19th, 2020

Airlines welcome commitment to bespoke package of measures to support aviation sector

Commenting on the announcement by the Chancellor that a bespoke package of measures would be agreed on aviation with respect to alleviating the impacts of COVID-19, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “This is welcome news and it’s very positive the Chancellor has promised a bespoke package […]

March 17th, 2020

Airlines UK statement on impact of coronavirus on airline sector

Commenting on the impact of coronavirus on the UK airline industry, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “The current challenges faced by the UK airline sector are truly unprecedented, and stark. Even just days ago, the idea that airlines across the globe would be cancelling thousands of […]

March 16th, 2020

UK airlines respond to Budget – “the most serious period for aviation since 9/11 but questions remain as to whether this fact is understood within Government.”

Commenting on the Budget measures announced today, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “The review into the impact of APD on domestic aviation and the expectation that once the Brexit transition phase is over the double whammy on regional carriers will end is welcome. That said, APD […]

March 11th, 2020

UK airlines welcome temporary suspension of 80:20 slot rules to help alleviate impact of Coronavirus – but further detail is required

Commenting on the announcement from the European Commission that it will temporarily suspend the 80:20 slot rules to help the airline industry deal with the impacts of Coronavirus, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered airlines, said: “UK airlines welcome the decision to temporarily suspend the ‘use it or lose […]

March 11th, 2020

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

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