heathrow airport vows to ban night flights
Last Updated : GMT 15:03:47
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Heathrow Airport Vows To Ban Night Flights

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Heathrow Airport Vows To Ban Night Flights

There is currently no ban on night flights, although numbers are limited
London - Arab Today

Heathrow has announced plans to ban night flights to try to boost its ongoing push for a third runway.

The west London hub also revealed it would accept any Government decision to rule out building a fourth runway in the future.

There is currently no ban on night flights, although there is a limit of 5,800 take-offs and landings between 11.30pm and 6am each year.

Heathrow says it will comply with all 11 conditions set out by the Airports Commission, including a key requirement on air quality which stated that new flights would only be permitted if air quality did not breach EU limits.  

In a letter to the Prime Minister, claiming expansion would provide a boost to the economy,  Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye said: "We have acted now to let you and your government make the right choice. It will enable you to choose Heathrow."  He went on to state that expansion would help Britain "win thousands more jobs."

John Stewart, chairman of the main anti-Heathrow expansion group HACAN, said: "Heathrow's decision to move on night flights could turn out to be significant.

"HACAN has long campaigned for a ban on flights before 6am, but things have remained the same for decades. Heathrow's proposals may prise open a door on night flights that has been firmly closed for 25 years."

Gatwick Airport has responded by reasserting its position that it remains the only expansion plan that can deliver for the UK. 

CEO Stewart Wingate said: "This is a desperate last throw from a project that has repeatedly failed.

"Heathrow can promise many things but they cannot wish away the reality of its location. 

"An expanded Heathrow will impact hundreds of thousands of people currently not affected by aircraft noise – an expanded Gatwick would impact less than 3% of this number."

The manifesto of Sadiq Khan, London's new mayor, stated that he would oppose a third runway at Heathrow.

He pledged to continue to call for expansion at Gatwick as a "more viable, cheaper and easier to build alternative" even if the Government pursues the Heathrow option.

Heathrow airport welcomed over six million passengers in April 2016.

April's passenger numbers were down 1.6% on 2015 due to an earlier Easter holiday, but passenger growth at Heathrow remains strong with volumes up 1.5% so far in 2016.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

heathrow airport vows to ban night flights heathrow airport vows to ban night flights

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

heathrow airport vows to ban night flights heathrow airport vows to ban night flights

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today The Rake announces editorial updates

GMT 12:19 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

The Rake announces editorial updates
Arab Today, arab today Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw

GMT 02:31 2018 Thursday ,18 January

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today Syria jihadist chief urges rebels to 'close ranks'

GMT 01:11 2018 Thursday ,18 January

Syria jihadist chief urges rebels to 'close ranks'
Arab Today, arab today YouTube toughens rules regarding

GMT 03:08 2018 Thursday ,18 January

YouTube toughens rules regarding
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 16:08 2017 Tuesday ,24 October

Glamour fashion editor goes freelance

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 04:30 2017 Sunday ,22 October

Miista appoints IPR London

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Blogger seeks male beauty boxes for Christmas Gift

GMT 15:12 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Christmas Gift Guide - My Girls On Tour

GMT 15:24 2017 Thursday ,05 October

A.F.VANDEVORST appoints SPRING London
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday