The government, like all of us, wants to get the UK economy growing again. Much of that growth can only come from developing trade with the new growing economies of the world. Trade needs connections. And Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport, is the only practical way in which the UK can make those connections happen.
The case for connecting
Where in the world is the growth we need to connect to?
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Are we missing out?
How much is our lack of connections costing us?
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Chicago and Schiphol airport chiefs visit London to give views on UK aviation strategy01 March 2013
Improving international air links is vital to maintaining London’s world city status and supporting economic recovery.