Heathrow Airport is a main sponsor of SME Export Track 100.
Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport, is home to more than 80 airlines connecting to more than 180 destinations. Every year Heathrow welcomes over 75 million passengers with a commitment to ‘making every journey better’.
By providing passengers with frequent and direct connections, millions of people rely on us every day to visit friends, take holidays, reunite families or simply get their business done. These connections drive the UK economy by connecting British businesses to the world’s established and emerging markets. In today’s global economy, our success is Britain’s success.
Heathrow is also Britain’s most important port, carrying more freight, by value, than any other UK airport. Air Freight accounts for 40% of the UK’s imports and exports and most of that comes through Heathrow.
Following an investment of more than £11 billion over the past 10 years, passengers have voted Heathrow the ‘Best Airport in Western Europe’ for the second year in a row, ‘Best Airport Terminal’ for Terminal 5 for the fifth year in a row and ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ seven years in a row. With over 75,000 people working at Heathrow, the airport is one of the UK’s largest single site employers while also supporting the local and national economy by working with our airlines, suppliers and other business partners throughout the UK.
Stay up to date with Heathrow Airport news at your.heathrow.com/takingbritainfurther/
For British business to flourish we must improve access to emerging markets, writes Emma Gilthorpe
(from the 2017 SME Export Track 100 supplement)