Heathrow runway alternation: how does it affect you?

Flights at Heathrow

Photo of a plane landing at sunsetPeople living in parts of Battersea, Putney and central Wandsworth are affected by noise from aircraft landing at Heathrow.

There are flights arriving at Heathrow from 4am to 11.30pm. This includes the main 'night' period from 4am to 6am when a daily average of 16 planes are allowed to land. 

During the 'daytime' period (6am to 11.30pm) there are around 1,300 landings and take-offs at Heathrow - more than 70 an hour on average.

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