The Vision - Delivering the third runway
The Government’s decision to support expansion at Heathrow was a decision that will help deliver new domestic routes and connect more of the country to fast growing markets around the world.
Heathrow expansion is a vital project in the national interest, which will help deliver new domestic routes and connect more of the country to fast growing markets around the world.
This will create new opportunities for businesses across the country, help to boost exports, and promote Britain’s future as an open, outward-looking trading nation.
Heathrow is the UK’s only hub airport, the UK’s biggest port by value for trade with countries outside the EU and Switzerland, and a cornerstone of the UK economy. Expansion will give Britain the vital new hub and export capacity it needs to ensure that generations to come can compete in the world. It will also provide the infrastructure Britain needs to secure its future as a prominent trading nation.
For passengers, expansion will deliver world-class facilities, connections to new destinations and more frequent flights. This will promote competition and create choice, making flying more accessible to people in every nation and region of the UK. The project is privately financed and will be delivered in a way that is affordable for airlines and passengers.
We will deliver expansion in a way that is affordable, and sustainable. We will do this by working together with those whose future will depend on Heathrow, those that will be impacted by it and those that will invest in it.