Night flights are a source of pure misery for communities under the flight path and the Chancellor is kidding himself if he thinks the partial ban recommended by the Airports Commission will satisfy them [“Ministers ‘only backed third Heathrow runway if night flight ban remained’”, April 3].
As Philip Hammond knows, the Government has already cut back the modest reduction in night flying and the airlines are fighting tooth and nail to trim it further.
The only way to prove a night flight ban can be delivered is to introduce it now.
Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council (Con)
While we residents are allowed six-and-a-half hours free from plane noise during the night, the price we pay is a reduction in the respite from aircraft noise during the day
Personally, I find the non-stop noise during the day just as distressing as being woken up at 4.30am.
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