Last year 76m passengers passed through Heathrow, the UK’s largest port by value of goods. Public consultation has begun on plans for a third runway — it is estimated it will contribute up to £211bn in economic growth and 180,000 new jobs. Heathrow is owned by a consortium of investors, which in March announced a further £650m investment in the airport over the course of 2019. Its chief executive is John Holland-Kaye, 52.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank11
CompanyHeathrow
ActivityAirport
LocationHeathrow
Sales £m2,809
Profit £m1,683
Year endDec 16
Principal shareholdersFerrovial (25%), Qatar Investment Authority (20%), CDPG (13%), GIC (11%), other (31%)
Staff6,553
Founded1946
Websitewww.heathrow.com

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