A trade and aviation hub
UK businesses depend on aviation to enable them and their goods to move around the globe.
With air freight accounting for up to 40% of UK imports and exports by value in 2019, ensuring that businesses can move goods across the globe is crucial for the future of a global Britain. And as the UK negotiates new Free Trade Agreements with countries around the world, it is critical that the infrastructure is in place to enable the UK to maximise the advantages these agreements will present.
It will also help to make flying abroad more reliable, enabling businesses of all sizes to take advantage of new opportunities to export their goods and services around the world.
Airspace modernisation is also critical for the UK’s status as a global aviation hub and ensure it continues to enjoy strong global connectivity. To support this ambition, the UK needs the necessary infrastructure in place.