National economic development
The UK is in a global race for trade, jobs and economic growth.
Heathrow is the UK's only international hub airport providing connectivity with global markets and creating economic growth for the UK.
We are working to enhance the regional and national economic and social benefits of Heathrow.
Enhance the regional and national economic and social benefits of Heathrow.
£500m increase in Heathrow's annual contribution to the UK economy (GVA) to £6.9bn by 2020
Heathrow’s contribution to the UK economy (GVA) increased from £6.68bn in 2014 to £6.82bn in 2015
Increase the proportion of next generation aircraft (such as A380s or newer types) operating at Heathrow annually
Heathrow flights operated by next generation aircraft increased by 2.4% 2014 and 2015
Sustain Heathrow’s leading global position as a long haul hub
The number of long haul seats increased by 1.2m between 2014 and 2015
Increase Heathrow’s connections to emerging markets by 2020
The proportion of Heathrow passengers travelling to emerging markets increased from 25% in 2014 to 28% in 2015
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