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Airlines 2021: Rebuilding the UK’s role in global aviation

Airlines 2021 is the definitive annual airlines summit for the UK. Launched in 2019 by Airlines UK, BAR UK and IATA UK, alongside FlightGlobal, this event brings together the leading industry and government figures to address the extreme issues and challenges for the sector as we emerge from a Covid-impacted world.

This unique one-day summit will include C-level speakers from the major UK and leading overseas airlines, to give an insight into what is driving the UK airline sector, and how it can stay competitive in a fast changing and evolving business and political landscape. Designed for senior level attendance, Airlines 2021 will be the ‘must attend’ event this year if you have an interest in the airline sector in the UK - whether at airline, government, civil service, airports, ATC or suppliers level.

What are the benefits of attending?

✔ Gain insight from industry leaders on their rebuilding strategies, and seek their views on what it will take for the UK to restore it's global leadership in aviation.

✔ To shine a light on the main issues impacting UK and international carriers at this crucial time, through the lens of policy, regulatory and commercial and business model perspectives

✔ Focus on how the industry is expected to recover over the next 3 years, what we consider to be the barriers to airline growth and success, and what role future innovations might play.

✔ Focus on some of the political issues of the day, from the UK Governments Aviation Strategy, airspace modernisation and opportunities from the UK's global ambition outside of the European Union.


Register today to book your place at the one-day summit in London and join C-Level speakers, government figures and other leading industry members. Book early and save up to 20% off.  

Speaker spotlights

Agenda subject to change. Click here for full agenda.

Luis Gallego
Chief Executive
International Airlines Group
Shai Weiss
Chief Executive
Virgin Atlantic
Robert Courts
Minister for Aviation and Maritime
Department for Transport
Sophie Dekkers
Chief Commercial Officer

Charity Partner

Founded in 1909, the Air League is the UK’s leading aviation and aerospace charity with a vision focused on changing lives through aviation. It breaks down the barriers into these industries through its scholarships and outreach programmes. The Air League not only inspires, enables, and supports the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals from all backgrounds across the UK through its outreach schemes, but uses these programmes as a catalyst to spark the inspiration and realisation that opportunities and possibilities are accessible to anyone. Each year thousands of individuals around the UK benefit from Air League support, including disadvantaged youngsters and wounded and injured servicemen and women. Equally important is ensuring this next generation of aviation and aerospace leaders are at the forefront of developing greener and more sustainable technologies as the UK works towards a net-zero future.

2019 highlights