Heathrow’s return to profit brings a smile to local businesses

Speaking at the Festival of Business held in Brentford last week, Parmjit Dhanda, Executive Director of Back Heathrow welcomed the news that Heathrow Airport had made a small profit last year.

Mr Dhanda said: “Over the pandemic, we witnessed economic devastation across Heathrow’s neighbouring boroughs caused by the halt in air travel. For many residents whose families rely on the airport, it was a difficult time. So, you can’t help but smile at the news the airport’s thriving again, meaning all those working households can look forward to a more secure future.”

Over 400 businesses and community organisations, including the campaign group Back Heathrow attended the Festival of Business, held by West London Chambers of Commerce. The annual festival is an important event for West London’s business organisations to network with local and overseas clients.

Speaking on behalf of West London Chamber of Commerce, Sally Smith said: “It is great to hear Heathrow is back in profit, which is also very good for the local economy, as it is the major economic driver in our area. It’s also good news for passengers and cargo.”

Jags Sanghera, who sits on the High Street Task Force and works closely with businesses in Southall commented "West London Chambers held a fantastic event, bringing together the business community to showcase and share all West London has to offer. Great to hear from Heathrow that they are doing much better after some difficult years. As a key employer in London, this firmly puts Ealing and West London back on the map and open for business."


Notes to Editors

  • The Event was held in the Holiday Inn at Brentford Lock on Wednesday February 22nd
  • Back Heathrow is a community organisation representing over 100,000 residents living near to Heathrow who support a bigger and better airport.
  • Picture 1 – Back Heathrow Digital Media Officer Jack Stacey (left), alongside Communications Officer Miles Bassett (right)
  • Picture 2 – Back Heathrow Executive Director Parmjit Dhanda (left) with Sally Smith – West London Chamber of Commerce’s COO