Heathrow reduces green aircraft ambition and cuts UK flight charges

Heathrow Airport has increased noise and emissions-related landing charges far less than it had proposed while cutting the cost of domestic flights

The revised charges will not provide as much of an incentive to operate low-noise, low-pollution aircraft as had been proposed. Photograph: Markus Mainka/123RFHeathrow Airport has raised its landing charges in a bid to cut noise and air pollution. But the increases, which entered force on 1 January, are far less ambitious than were first proposed. A per-passenger charge for routes to other UK airports has also been reduced, intended to promote carbon-intensive domestic flights.

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