Tag: Airlines UK

Airlines UK boss reaffirms sustainable aviation manifesto as general election called

Airlines UK boss reaffirms sustainable aviation manifesto as general election called

The CEO of Airlines UK has said there is "no time to lose" for the government to deliver a plan for a sustainable aviation industry. It comes after the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak this week announced that a general election will take place on 4 July. Tim Alderslade, CEO of trade body Ai...

On the Beach calls for regulatory action on low-cost airlines

On the Beach calls for regulatory action against low-cost airlines

On the Beach has called for regulatory action against low-cost carriers over "aggressive tactics" to remove consumer choice from the market. The online travel agent (OTA) commissioned a report published this month which surveyed 3,000 UK holidaymakers who have flown in the last three years on the...

UK airlines respond to appointment of new Transport Secretary

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 a...

Aviation industry calls on Scottish Government to end testing discrepancy.

Airlines UK, the Airport Operators Association (AOA), AGS and Edinburgh airports have called on the Scottish Government to rectify a major discrepancy that means passengers returning to Scotland from abroad will have to pay more than twice as much for Covid tests than travellers returning to England...

Statement from Airlines UK, AGS Airports Ltd and Edinburgh Airport following the First Minister’s update on international travel

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement on international travel restarting in Scotland from 17 May, Airlines UK, AGS Airports and Edinburgh Airport have issued the following statement: "Whilst removing the travel ban is a step in the right direction it is very much a missed opportunity wit...

Industry Leaders warn Scottish Aviation being left behind due to lack of testing strategy

AGS Airports, Edinburgh Airport and Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered airlines, have warned Scottish aviation is being left behind due to the lack of a testing strategy. They have called on the Scottish Government to make urgent progress on the introduction of an effec...

Airlines call on Rishi Sunak to dismiss passenger tax for 12 months

Airlines call on Rishi Sunak to dismiss passenger tax for 12 months

A new survey from industry body Airlines UK has found that without a waiver from paying Air Passenger Duty (APD), 600 air routes will be lost in the short-term, as well as 8,000 jobs. 130 routes would be lost in 12 months if airlines had to continue paying APD, 80 per cent of which would be in th...

Airline network planning being impacted by Brexit uncertainty

Airline network planning being impacted by Brexit uncertainty

The UK is moving ever closer to a no-deal Brexit and UK airport chiefs say they have already been negatively impacted by the continued uncertainty and it is affecting the industry as airlines' network planning is being harmed and changed. Article 50 runs until 12 April, and the UK will leave the ...

Airlines UK calls for action over APD after flybmi collapse

Airlines UK calls for action over APD after flybmi collapse

Airlines UK - which represents 13 carriers - says the demise of flybmi shows why action is needed by the UK Government to cut air passenger duty (APD). The industry association adds the collapse demonstrates why Government must act "urgently to grasp the nettle" and finally address the UK’s "sk...

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