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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.

Air Passenger Duty increase demonstrates that Government’s words on ‘Global Britain’ are not matched by their actions

Responding to the announcement in the Budget that long-haul Air Passenger Duty rates will rise with inflation from 2020, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “Today’s announcement sends entirely the wrong signal as we prepare to leave the European Union.  APD is nothing but a tax on Global Britain.  Rates are already the […]

October 29th, 2018

Budget announcement on ePassport gates a welcome step in the right direction

Responding to the announcement at the Budget that access to ePassport gates at the border at UK airports will be extended to visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “As passenger numbers continue to rise, UK Border Force must be adequately resourced and adopt […]

October 29th, 2018

Airlines UK response to comments from the Scottish Conservatives on Air Departure Tax

Responding to comments from the Scottish Conservatives today on the need to reduce Air Departure Tax, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “Aviation in Scotland is crying out for this cut and it is now up to both governments to bang some heads together and put an end to this legal wrangling. Action on […]

October 23rd, 2018

UK depends more on air freight services than most EU competitors

A major new report published today shows that the UK is more dependent on air freight services compared to most of its EU competitors. The report, commissioned by Airlines UK and supported by Heathrow Airport, Manchester Airports Group and the Freight Transport Association, shows that while only a quarter of German exports to non-EU countries […]

October 23rd, 2018

Airlines UK response to the publication of Civil Aviation Authority guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities

Responding to the publication of Civil Aviation Authority guidance on assisting passengers with hidden disabilities, a spokesperson for Airlines UK, said: “UK airlines have a proven track record of working to make air travel as accessible as possible. Airlines will engage closely with the CAA on this guidance and also actively promote the steps already […]

October 15th, 2018

Advice to UK consumers impacted by Primera Air ceasing operations

Primera Air Scandinavia, a Danish scheduled air carrier, and Primera Air Nordic, a Latvian air carrier, which offered a number of services from Birmingham and Stansted to various points in Europe, Canada and the United States, have ceased to trade and suspended all operations with immediate effect. Advice to UK consumers seeking information about refunds, […]

October 2nd, 2018

Airlines UK response to publication of Government technical notices on Brexit and aviation

Responding to the publication of three Government technical notices on Brexit and aviation covering market access, safety and security, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, said: “Airlines are confident that there will be a new agreement on aviation between the UK and the EU. Whilst we don’t support a no-deal Brexit, we welcome that both […]

September 24th, 2018

UK airports losing out on over 60 new direct routes because of sky-high rates of Air Passenger Duty, report concludes

UK airports could be losing out on over 60 new direct routes – including 15 long-haul connections outside of London – because of current Government policy on Air Passenger Duty (APD) – a new report has found. A study carried out by Frontier Economics – commissioned by Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK-registered […]

September 19th, 2018

UK airlines respond to Civil Aviation Authority poll on consumer satisfaction with air travel

Commenting on the publication of the latest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) consumer survey into satisfaction with air travel, a spokesperson for Airlines UK said: “UK airlines work hard to ensure that passengers have an enjoyable travelling experience, and as the latest CAA tracker shows in the vast majority of cases this is already happening. Airlines […]

August 20th, 2018

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