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  • 34% of UK export goods by value to global markets outside the EU and Switzerland travel via HeathrowSee the full calculation, here.
  • Up to 40 new long haul destinations: Impact of airport expansion options on competition and choice (Frontier Economics, 2014, link)
  • Regional and Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland jobs and economic benefits breakdown: Regional Distribution of Employment and Economic Impacts (QUOD, 2015)
  • 10,000 apprenticeships with Heathrow expansion, double the number without: The Promise of Heathrow: Heathrow’s vision for growth (Heathrow, 2014)
  • 38 UK Airports support Heathrow expansion: Regional and Business Airports Group (RABA) (consisting of 32 member airports), Leeds Bradford, Liverpool John Lennon, Newcastle International, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast International Airport.
  • Heathrow expected to be connected to 5 rail lines and an easy connection to HS2: Taking Britain Further, Volume 1 (Heathrow, 2015).
  • 94% of cargo via Heathrow travels in the belly-hold of passenger aircraft (BOSS, Heathrow analysis)
  • Heathrow’s top 5 export commodities by value are Aircraft engines and parts; Machinery parts; Precious materials; Pharmaceutical products; and, Paintings and antiques. (UKTradeInfo,non-Eu exports, excluding Switzerland).
  • Up to 58% of vehicles on London’s roads are forecasted to be electric by 2030. This uptake is estimated to improve London’s air quality by reducing the city’s average concentration of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) by as much as 8%: Accelerating the electric vehicle revolution (CEBR, 2017)
  • Inbound UK tourists spend £25bn a year: 2018 Inbound Tourism Forecast (Visit Britain, 2018), available here.
  • Aviation industry generates at least £22bn in the UK economy each year and directly supports 240,000 jobs: Government sets out vision for future of UK Aviation (UK Gov., 2017), available, here.