Major Heathrow flight path changes
Heathrow is proposing the biggest changes to its flight paths since the airport opened in 1946.
People living in parts of west London will find their respite cut under the plans being put to a public consultation, according to analysis by antiexpansion group Hacan.
These communities are given half a day’s break from noise as the direction of takeoffs and landings is alternated at 3pm. This will be reduced to one third of a day as part of measures if a third runway is built, Hacan said.