A new study reveals that the closure of Heathrow could, by 2030, lead to the loss of over 100,000 jobs and £8bn in economic output. The London Heathrow Economic Impact Study released by a consortium of five organisations was submitted to the Airports Commission, chaired by Howard Davies, to inform the debate on the UK’s aviation infrastructure needs. The study, carried out by economic consultants Regeneris, explored three main scenarios: constructing a new hub airport to the east of London with the closure of Heathrow; an expanded Heathrow; and a “do-nothing” option. Highlights of the report included the following: •
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