As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow has an important role to play in helping the country’s economy to thrive – our expansion will create up to £211bn in growth and up to 180,000 jobs across the UK.
With the rise of emerging markets, connecting the UK to the world and the world to the UK is more important than ever. Through expansion, we will serve up to 120 direct long haul destinations, making the UK the best-connected nation in the world. We will help people around the UK access these flights by supporting connections to Heathrow from the rest of the country, with a focus on reliable, low-carbon choices.
To step up to the challenge of a resilient and sustainable UK, it makes good sense to support the right kind of business growth. The sustainable economy is an exciting, creative, innovative and forward-looking space – and it’s growing fast, nationally and globally. Our Heathrow 2.0 strategy proactively supports the ‘next economy’, growing SMEs and social enterprises, driving change through our supply chain and encouraging all those who service the airport to become more sustainable too.