Heathrow is the UK’s only hub airport and the UK’s biggest port by value for trade with countries outside the EU. Heathrow currently serves more than 200 destinations in more than 80 countries, connecting the UK to the world and the world to the UK.
It is not just passengers that travel through Heathrow, over £100bn worth of imports and exports with countries outside the EU were shipped through Heathrow in 2018, helping British businesses access customers in every corner of the globe.
But Heathrow’s existing runways are full and have been for over a decade. International airlines have grown their route networks at European airports like Paris and Frankfurt instead. These airports have capitalised on opportunities from new connections to growing economies in Asia and the Americas.
On these pages you will find detailed images of our preferred masterplan and how it will be developed at each time period.