A manifesto for UK aviation

  • Thank you for joining us at Airlines 2023 on Monday 20 November. We hope you found it to be an insightful and successful day. 
  • Now in its fifth successful year, this unique one-day summit was again hosted by Airlines UK, BAR UK and IATA, in partnership with FlightGlobal. With a UK General Election on the horizon, there’s a clear opportunity for the next government to set a new and refreshed path for sustainable aviation growth. This definitive UK aviation event brought together new speakers with fresh ideas and positive solutions as we debate a manifesto for UK aviation.
  • Created for senior level attendees, Airlines 2023 is the ‘must attend’ event of the year for all those working in the UK aviation sector - from airlines, airports, government, media or suppliers.

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Confirmed speakers and moderators included

British Airways
Transport Correspondent
Financial Times
SVP Head of Public Affairs UK
Director for Aviation
Department for Transport
Chief Customer and Operating Officer (EVP)
Virgin Atlantic
Managing Director
Dnata UK
Group Director of Consumers and Markets
Civil Aviation Authority
Group Executive, Brand Integrity & Ethics, Global Innovation Lead
Global Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Officer
Green Finance Institute
VP Strategy
Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes
Chief Executive Officer
Gatwick Airport
Chief Executive Officer
Director General
Border Force
Senior Vice President Network & Mobility
Shadow Aviation Minister
Labour Party
Regional Vice President, Europe
President United Kingdom, Ireland & Nordic region
Secretary of State for Transport
Managing Director
London Stansted Airport
Aviation Partner
Gardiner & Theobald LLP
Sustainable Aviation Manager
Chief Strategy Officer
Heathrow Airport
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Travel Correspondent

Thank you to our 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.

A total of 107 Scholarships were awarded to young people across the UK in 2023; 27 Gliding Scholarships, 66 Flying Scholarships, 6 Engineering Scholarships and 8 Drone Scholarships. Furthermore, the Soaring to Success schools’ outreach programme for ages 13-17 provided hundreds of students the opportunity to learn more about the aviation industry with engaging careers conferences led by industry organisations, educational e-learning modules covering topics such as employability skills, principles of flight and cybersecurity, and trial gliding and flying lessons to give young people practical flying experience.

The support and opportunities offered by the Air League are unrivalled and continue to strengthen the next generation of aviators across the country.

2022 highlights