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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.

 

 

 

 

Our ambition

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

 

Goal

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

Performance: Heathrow’s contribution to the UK economy (GVA) increased by £219m from  £6.36bn in 2012 to £6.58bn in 2013 


Commitments

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

Performance: Passenger numbers increased by 2.3m between 2012 and 2013

 

Increase the proportion of next generation aircraft operating at Heathrow annually 

Performance:  Heathrow flights operated by next generation aircraft increased by 1.3% between 2012 and 2013

 

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

Performance: The number of long haul seats increased by 9.2m between 2012 and 2013

 

Increase Heathrow’s connections to emerging markets by 2020

Performance: The proportion of Heathrow passengers travelling to emerging markets remained at 25% from 2012 to 2013

 

 

Key for performance as at January 2014

 - Behind progress

- On track

 - Complete

For more information on our approach to supporting National Economic Development at Heathrow see;

Towards a sustainable Heathrow - A focus on the economy

Heathrow; Best Placed for Britain

Connecting for Growth