Heathrow is the UK's hub airport, home to more than 80 airlines, connecting to more than 190 destinations. Every year, Heathrow welcomes over 75 million passengers with a commitment to 'making every journey better.' Following an investment of more than £11 billion over the last 10 years, passengers have now voted Heathrow the 'Best Airport in Western Europe' three years in a row, and 'Best Airport for Shopping' eight years in a row.
Our vision for an expanded Heathrow is to continue to transform the airport into one integrated airport campus offering travellers a quicker, smoother experience. Our passengers will have one simple journey to any gate. They will also have more destinations to choose from, more choice in who they fly with and lower fares as a result.
With existing connections to Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh via British Airways and Flybe, Heathrow is the gateway to global markets for Scottish exports – like fresh salmon which is our top export by volume. An expanded Heathrow will double our cargo capacity and create additional domestic and international routes, helping businesses in Scotland reach new and emerging markets around the world. This is why our plans enjoy a broad range of political and business support across Scotland, including from the Scottish Government, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Glasgow Airport.
Heathrow also currently spends over £1.5bn annually with more than 1,200 suppliers from around the UK, and there will be more work on the horizon with expansion. We are committed to using our position as a national asset for the benefit of SMEs; as such, we will be hosting Heathrow Business Summit Scotland in Edinburgh on 18 October. The one-day event will provide a unique opportunity for Scottish SMEs to connect and trade face-to-face with Heathrow’s supply chain. Find out more and register here.
For more information on Heathrow, visit: www.heathrow.com