UK airlines respond to appointment of new Transport Secretary

September 7th, 2022

Commenting on the appointment of Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP as the new Secretary of State for Transport, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:


“UK airlines congratulate Liz Truss on becoming Prime Minister and Anne-Marie Trevelyan on her appointment as Secretary of State for Transport. The UK is a proud aviation nation, whose network of domestic and international air links – the third largest globally – is vital to our shared prosperity, connecting people, businesses and goods and facilitating the economic activity that will be the catalyst for long-term growth. Aviation is truly a sector where the UK can lead the world.


“The potential for our sector is vast. Through innovation and the mutual endeavour of our engineers and manufacturing base, we are meeting the challenge of decarbonising air travel, partnering with Government to create thousands of highly skilled jobs across the UK, greater energy security and valuable export potential for our companies. There is more still to do – from completing airspace modernisation to developing a thriving UK SAF industry – but the foundation is there for the UK to be a jet zero pioneer.


“Delivering on this agenda will allow UK aviation and its base carriers to continue doing what they do best. Providing more choice and competition for families and consumers whilst enabling the connectivity that will link the UK and its businesses to all parts of the world. We look forward to furthering this work.”