Heathrow expansion - local impact of night flights

Heathrow Airport is restricted to 5,800 night-time take-offs and landings a year. There is also a night quota limit, which caps the amount of noise the airport can make at night.

Current night flight provision

Visit Heathrow Airport for details around night flights, including number of flights and current restrictions.

Airports Commision report

The Airports Commission were asked to write a report, including recommendations on how the UK can maintain its position as Europe’s most important aviation hub.

The report recommends that the Airport should only be expanded if a comprehensive package of measures are introduced, which includes a ban on night flights.

Updated: 22 July 2015