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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 provisional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament on air services connectivity

Responding to the news that the EU’s proposed Regulation on Air Services Connectivity has been provisionally agreed by the Council and European Parliament, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “We welcome that the provisional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament reaffirms that flights […]

February 21st, 2019

The demise of Flybmi shows why action is needed to cut Air Passenger Duty today

The collapse of regional carrier Flybmi demonstrates why Government must act urgently to grasp the nettle and finally address the UK’s sky high rates of Air Passenger Duty (APD), the tax paid by passengers on every flight departing a UK airport. Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK […]

February 17th, 2019

Airlines UK responds to the news that the airline Flybmi has gone into administration

Responding to the news that the airline Flybmi has gone into administration, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Today’s announcement demonstrates once again the ferociously competitive environment airlines currently operate in. It should give Government – and other parts of the industry who relentlessly champion […]

February 17th, 2019

Time to apply common sense to airside drinking for sake of passenger safety

Responding to the Government consultation on the introduction of airside licensing at UK airports, which closes today, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Whilst airlines do not want to stop passengers enjoying a pint or glass of wine at the start of their holiday the […]

February 1st, 2019

Airlines UK Annual Dinner – speech delivered by Chairman Jane Middleton

Minister, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2019 Airlines UK Annual Dinner. For those of you who I have not yet met I’m Jane Middleton, Chairman of Airlines UK. I would like to start this evening by thanking Thales UK and CargoLogicAir for sponsoring our event and making this evening possible. Late last year we […]

January 31st, 2019

UK airlines – welcome clarity from European Commission that flights will continue under ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario

Commenting on the European Commission publishing guidance today confirming that flights between the UK and EU would continue in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “This is yet further clarity that flights will continue between the UK […]

December 19th, 2018

UK airlines respond to Aviation Strategy Green Paper – “we need a strategy that gives a clear statement in favour of growth and delivering additional capacity where it is needed”

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Aviation Strategy Green Paper, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “We welcome the next stage in the Government’s Aviation Strategy. Airlines look forward to continuing to work with Ministers to create a strategy that helps to deliver sustainable […]

December 17th, 2018

UK airlines respond to proposed consumer measures from the Government’s aviation strategy consultation

Commenting on the first proposed measures from the Government’s upcoming aviation strategy consultation, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “Delivering for the consumer is at the heart of an airline business. UK airlines operate in one of the most competitive sectors in the world, and […]

December 7th, 2018

UK airlines – Brexit deal “represents a path which can provide certainty and confidence for airlines, passengers and businesses alike

Commenting on the Brexit deal between the UK Government and EU Commission and its implications for aviation and air travel, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association that represents 13 UK carriers, said: “For UK aviation a withdrawal agreement is clearly in the interests of both the UK and Europe and so […]

December 5th, 2018

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