Heathrow Airport

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 5 September 2016.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the contribution to the UK economy of airline passengers who have transferred through Heathrow Airport in each of the last three years.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department has no plans to undertake such analysis of the specific contribution.

However, transfer passengers benefit the UK economy primarily through increased connectivity - their demand has helped to make more flights and routes viable, generating connectivity benefits to UK residents. In addition, they have directly contributed to revenue and employment for UK airlines and Heathrow airport.

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