Night flights to take off from Bournemouth airport
their capacity from
and Sharm el Sheikh.
expansion project, have welcomed the news, some residents could face more frequent
early morning arrivals.
the airport at 4.05am, arrivals from Sharm el Sheikh flying in at 1.30am, Paphos
at 1.20am, Tenerife at 1.25am with passengers from Turkey touching down at 1.10am
from next summer.
go on holiday to these places from Bournemouth I was really excited and went to
get a brochure to have a look.
for some of the new routes really concerned me.
not at the cost of sleepless nights."
issued so far in advance of summer 2010 do not always have precise flight times
and we are still in discussion with the tour operator regarding optimum operating
schedules for next summer."
expansion in 2007, an annual quota for night flights was introduced, which restricts
the amount of noise from the airport.
at its discretion.
the short haul destinations currently on offer, it can often mean later arrival
times back to the UK.
we need to balance this with offering an excellent choice of destinations to our
a range of noise management measures in place, including "noise preferred routes",
which involve aircraft flying specified departure routes to avoid affecting residents
as much as possible.
airport advisory committee, said: "We understand that the airport is still in
discussions with Thomson and First Choice about their schedules and we are confident
that the airport will ensure that the night flights fall well within these quota
on its draft plans to manage the impact of aircraft noise and the council will
be submitting its own views to the consultation."
to manage aircraft noise and review the measures currently in place.
of environmental noise – including airports, major roads, railways and urban conurbations
with more than 250,000 residents – to produce Noise Action Plans.
which ends on 21st October, before submitting a plan to the Government for approval
later this year.
in place, including noise preferred routes which require aircraft to fly specified
an important part of the region, generating more than 900 jobs and providing travel
opportunities to more than 40 destinations. We hope this consultation will allow
the local community another valuable opportunity to feed back their views and
help the Airport establish whether the existing noise mitigation programme is
appropriate for the levels of noise currently generated.”
Plan are available online at www.bournemouthairport.com. Additionally copies are
available in the Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and New Forest Council
Offices, as well as Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne and Lyndhurst libraries.