The UK is once again in the news for the third time in a row, with the Government announcing it will resume operations in 2019.
The UK Airports Authority (UKAA) will operate air passenger services to and from London’s Heathrow Airport until 2032, the UK Government confirmed.
The announcement comes as the Government begins the process of deciding the future of air passenger service, with officials now looking at the next six months.
The government announced the launch of its air passenger business model in October 2017, but only in May 2018, and only in the last two years has there been any indication of air service to and fro.
UKAA was founded in 2015 to promote and manage UK flights to and through Europe.
It operates more than 50 aircraft from UK airports.
UK Airways, the Government’s private-sector air carrier, will be the UK’s primary air carrier for air passenger flights from 2019 onwards, although the Government is looking at alternative air carriers for some of its airports.
The Air Passenger Bill 2016, which will make air passenger travel possible, is now being considered by MPs.
The Bill, which also includes the Air Passenger Rebate, will see airlines paying a fee of up to £200 to allow for the UK to run air passenger transport between London and other European cities.
Air Passenger bills are set to rise by 50% in the next five years.
The first flight to the US will be from New York’s JFK airport on April 4, 2018.
The bill is expected to be passed by parliament later this year, with an extension to allow passengers from the US to travel between Europe and the UK.
It is understood the Government will also allow British tourists to travel on board US Airways flights between London, Birmingham and Leeds from 2019.
British Airways is also due to start operating flights between Birmingham and Manchester in 2020, although that service is expected not to start until at least 2021.
UK Airways has also announced plans to expand services between London Heathrow and Glasgow.
There are already four UK Airways flights in the pipeline.
However, a new British Airways Airline, the Virgin Atlantic, is due to begin flights from Heathrow in 2020.
UK airlines are already expanding services between the US and Europe, with United Airlines expanding service between Brussels and Paris.
However the UK has been unable to reach an agreement with European air carriers to continue offering air travel between the UK and Europe.
The Government announced in May 2017 that it would be taking control of air travel services from 2021.
The airline has not yet said whether the new Air Passenger Service will replace the existing Air Passenger Scheme.