National economic development

Responsible Heathrow 2020

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.

Our ambition

Enhance the regional and national economic and social benefits of Heathrow.

Goal

On track.

£500m increase in Heathrow's annual contribution to the UK economy (GVA) to £6.9bn by 2020

Performance

Heathrow’s contribution to the UK economy (GVA) increased from £6.68bn in 2014 to £6.82bn in 2015

Commitments

On track.

Continue to operate one of the most efficient hubs in the world.

Performance

The average aircraft size (measured by number of seats) has increased from 205 seats in 2014 to 209 in 2105

On track.

Increase the proportion of next generation aircraft (such as A380s or newer types) operating at Heathrow annually

Performance

Heathrow flights operated by next generation aircraft increased by 2.4%  2014 and 2015

On track.

Sustain Heathrow’s leading global position as a long haul hub

Performance

The number of long haul seats increased by 1.2m between 2014 and 2015

On track.

Increase Heathrow’s connections to emerging markets by 2020

Performance

The proportion of Heathrow passengers travelling to emerging markets increased from 25% in 2014 to 28% in 2015

Key

2015 Performance 

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