The Airports Commission analysis is clear: Heathrow expansion is the best option for the UK and that’s why it’s also the most supported option.


From the tourism attraction Titanic Belfast to two of our local councils, from Unite the Union to EEF, the manufacturers’ group, Heathrow is not just best for Britain but backed by Britain.

Individuals, business groups, industry organisations and politicians across the UK have shown their support for Heathrow expansion as the best option for the UK’s future.

In fact, there were over 58,000 responses to the Airports Commission National Consultation supporting Heathrow. These made up 82% of all responses.

Local support

Local business groups and residents have shown their support for Heathrow expansion for the benefits it will bring to their areas.

Local support for Heathrow includes Slough Council, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, 100,000 Back Heathrow members and more.

Find out more about the growing local support for Heathrow expansion, here.

Business support


Businesses from across the UK have shown their support for Heathrow expansion for the trade opportunities it provides.

From Sound Moves UK, a business moving tour equipment for the world’s biggest bands, to BBOX, a company providing solar energy to 35 countries, there is a wide range of business support for Heathrow.

Read more about the businesses supporting Heathrow and why, here.

Across the UK


Over 30 Chambers of Commerce, the majority of members of the CBI and Institute of Directors, trade associations, including the manufacturers’ organisation (EEF), Freight Transport Association (FTA) and British American Business (BAB) and Trade unions, including Unite the Union and GMB – support Heathrow expansion.

69% of MPs polled, in a recent DODs poll, also said that they could support Heathrow expansion.

See who is supporting Heathrow in your region, here.

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