For a Third Runway: London Heathrow Airport Reduces Night Flights to Avoid Noise
London Heathrow Airport is continuously working for the third runway and the authorities of Heathrow airport are ready to reduce the night flights to avoid noise and pollution, if it is allowed to build a new runway. In this summer, the problems come ahead that confuses government decision whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick. Last year, Davies Commission suggested to expand Heathrow, but with strict environmental restrictions.
Gatwick airport is also fighting for the expansion, saying that it could be the only expansion plan that could deliver to UK. The authorities of Heathrow Airport said that it will allow a longer period to stop flights over night. They will not allow to land between 11pm to 5:30am. They will ban all the flights between 11:30pm to 6:00am.
Heathrow Airport is promising to meet his calls for limits to overall noise pollution and guarantees that air pollution would not get worse. The airport supported the introduction of an independent noise authority and pledged not to add new capacity unless the airport complied with EU air quality limits.
John Stewart, The Chairperson of Anti-noise Group said:
“The bigger problem with air pollution is most of it comes from traffic and it’s out of Heathrow’s control to deal with air pollution from traffic. They can’t really guarantee that air pollution levels can be brought down to EU legal limits.”
Mr. Holland Keye said:
“The airport was going beyond the recommendations of the Davies Commission and he was confident they could create a cleaner, quieter Heathrow delivers more for UK economy and that clears the way for the prime minister to make the right choice to expand Heathrow and deliver a stronger economy”.
Source: UK Airport News
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