UK Airlines Response to Aviation Strategy Publication
May 26th, 2022
Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, said:
“There can be no ‘Global Britain’ without the air connectivity that UK airlines deliver. We welcome the publication of this strategy and look forward to working with Ministers to ensure UK aviation and its based carriers receive the support they need to recover and prosper. This means recognising the critical role of UK-registered airlines in connecting us to the world, and that the domestic and international routes they provide are strategic assets for the UK, delivering tens of thousands of jobs across the country, export opportunities and supporting inward investment and tourism.
“We look forward to a laser-like focus from government on the levers it can pull to make the UK a truly competitive, global aviation hub and a recognition that sustainable air travel – committed to net zero emissions – can be a force for good for mobility, livelihoods, society as a whole and the economy for years to come.”