The current noise situation for Heathrow

Heathrow is Europe’s noisiest airport – by far. See chart below, based on official data, which shows the relative numbers of people affected by the major European airports.

For explanation see notes para 5.

Within the UK, Heathrow’s dominance is even worse. Its noise impacts are an astonishing ¾ of all the UK’s – despite the fact it has only ¼ of the flights. See charts below.

Heathrow’s noise impact is by far the worst by any measure of all UK and European airports. And that is just with two runways!

Yet Heathrow Airport, the Government and Department for Transport (DfT) want to build a third runway, which will make noise impacts even worse.

So who is responsible for this policy. And for trying to hide the impacts from MPs? Here.

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