Connecting regions
Connecting regions

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.

Heathrow has also proposed a £10 per passenger discount for domestic departing passenger from 2017 until 2037*

*Departing passengers only. AS long as there is justification and it is deemed to be in the public interest. Due to start in 2017.

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