National Connectivity Taskforce
To help maximise the regional connectivity benefits from expansion we set up the National Connectivity Taskforce to provide recommendations. As a result of this Taskforce we’ve proposed several new measures.
As a result of the Taskforce’s recommendations, Heathrow has proposed:
- A review of airport charges to help play our part in keeping existing domestic routes commercially attractive to airlines;
- Establishing a new Heathrow Route Development Fund with £10m in start-up capital for airlines to support five new routes for three years;
- Working with government to re-designate Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes to Heathrow;
- Partnering with UK airports, LEPs, Chamber of Commerce, national and regional governments to work with airlines to establish new domestic routes through Heathrow.