UK government recognises that noise from aircraft taking off and landing at night is often regarded by communities as the most disturbing form of airport operations.

Now, the government is committing to its review of night flight policy with a new consultation on the noise objectives for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports.

The review will ensure that aircraft operations at those airports are managed, so that the negative impacts of night flying on local residents do not outweigh the positive benefits they bring to the wider economy.

The six-week consultation on night-time noise abatement objectives will allow the Government to seek views and evidence from the industry and communities.

The objectives informed by the consultation will set the groundwork for future measures on how to manage aviation noise at night at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports from October 2025.

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