Lack of direct flights 'costs UK billions'
A report out today which was commissioned by BAA, says that the UK economy is losing billions of pounds worth of trade with emerging markets due to a lack of direct flights to destinations in those areas.
According to Frontier Economics, the UK is currently losing out on £1.2bn of trade while competitor countries are winning business due to their better connections.
That number will rise to £1.6bn a year in ten year's time.
Colin Matthews is the chief executive of BAA which operates six airports in the UK including Heathrow. He spoke to BBC Breakfast about the report.
22 Sep 2011
- From the section UK