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UPDATE, 10 December 2015: The Government has today made an announcement on the Airports Commission's recommendation for Heathrow expansion. Find out more about the announcement and view Heathrow's response at your.heathrow.com/TakingBritainFurther

Airports Commission recommends expansion at Heathrow

On July 1, 2015, The Airports Commission recommended Heathrow expansion, in its final report, as the best option to maintain the UK’s status as a global aviation hub.

The recommendation follows a 2.5 year, £20 million analysis into aviation capacity in the UK. Significantly, The Airports Commission found that up to £211bn in economic benefits and up to 180,000 jobs across the UK will be created with Heathrow expansion.

For the latest news and information on Heathrow expansion please visit our dedicated expansion site: Heathrow – Taking Britain Further.

Airport capacity

Heathrow has submitted its revised plans for a third runway to the Airports Commission, following consultation with stakeholders across the UK. For more information, explore our new site dedicated to the proposal http://your.heathrow.com/takingbritainfurther.

The UK is short of hub-airport capacity. It’s costing the country trade and jobs. Heathrow – the UK’s only hub airport – is effectively full and operating at 98% capacity. The Government has set up the Airports Commission to look at the problem of airport capacity and recommend a way forward.

Why increasing UK hub airport capacity is important

The UK is short of hub-airport capacity. It’s costing the country trade and jobs. Heathrow – the UK’s only hub airport – is effectively full and operating at 98% capacity. The Government set up the Airports Commission to look at the problem of airport capacity and recommend a way forward. Most economic growth over the next 40 years will come from Asia, North America and South America while traditional markets in Europe face a lower growth future. This is why the UK needs better long-haul connections. The UK is in a global race to improve links with emerging economies and deliver the trade, jobs and economic growth that will otherwise go to our international competitors.

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