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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.

Airlines UK response to latest Red list update

Commenting on the latest Red list update, Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “We welcome the significant reduction of the Red list as another positive step towards normalising air travel and reopening our sector. This builds on recent changes that have seen travel to many more countries become easier and cheaper for […]

October 7th, 2021

UK Airlines respond to the reopening of international travel to the United States for vaccinated UK citizens – “This is a major breakthrough which coupled with the removal of travel restrictions announced last week represents a substantial reopening of UK aviation”

Commenting on the reopening of international travel to the United States for vaccinated UK citizens, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a major breakthrough which coupled with the removal of travel restrictions announced last week represents a substantial reopening of UK aviation. The US is one […]

September 20th, 2021

Airlines UK Respond to Changes to Foreign Travel Restrictions

Commenting on the Government announcement on international travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This is a positive step which moves us much closer to the reopening of UK aviation and provides greater reassurance to passengers desperate to travel. By reducing the number of red list destinations and […]

September 17th, 2021

Airlines UK response to latest country list update

Commenting on the latest country list update, Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said: “This cycle needs to change. Despite nearly 80% of over 16s being fully vaccinated the UK remains an outlier, with only a small number of ‘green’ destinations making international travel from the UK more expensive, burdensome and uncertain compared […]

August 26th, 2021

Airlines respond to latest international travel announcement – “international travel has not had anything like the reopening it was hoping for”

Commenting on the Government announcement made today on international travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:   “This is another missed opportunity and with the summer season nearing its conclusion means international travel has not had anything like the reopening it was hoping for. This puts us at […]

August 4th, 2021

UK airline CEOs letter to the Transport Secretary ahead of this week’s review of the traffic light system

Ahead of the Government’s review of the traffic light system this Thursday, UK airline CEOs wrote to the Transport Secretary outlining the key requirements for the review:   Dear Secretary of State,   As leaders of UK aviation, we welcomed this week’s announcement that fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US will be exempt […]

Letter to the Transport Secretary

August 2nd, 2021

Airlines respond to Government’s relaxation of restrictions for US and EU arrivals – “a positive step that should pave the way for a return to unrestricted travel in the future”

Commenting on the Government announcement made today on international travel, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:   “Exemptions for all fully vaccinated travellers is undoubtedly a positive move, offering a lifeline for thousands of businesses reliant on international inbound travel. It also begins to deliver the vaccine dividend […]

July 28th, 2021

Aviation Jobs in Great Britain

New report shows how critical aviation jobs are to every constituency across Britain New report shows that the aviation industry supports over 536,000 direct jobs across every region and nation of Great Britain. Data also shows how vital aviation jobs are to local communities, with one in four Westminster constituencies estimated to have more than […]

https://airlinesuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Aviation-Jobs-in-Great-Britain.pdf

July 26th, 2021

Airlines UK appoints Lord McLoughlin as new Chairman

The Executive Committee of Airlines UK has today announced the appointment of Lord McLoughlin CH as its new Chairman.   Lord McLoughlin, who has had an extensive career at the top of UK politics for more than 30 years, will take up the position on 1 August, replacing Jane Middleton, who has completed her second 3-year term.   […]

July 23rd, 2021

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