UK Airports

Petition to government:  Ban Night Flights

 … Sign the petition … 

Aviation Communities Forum started this petition to The Secretary of State for Transport.

Night Flights are a real problem for many people impacted by flight paths to and from airports. They disturb sleep, cause annoyance, stress people out and can lead to real health problems.

Night flights are not essential to the UK economy.  [Many are just to allow low cost airlines to fit more “rotations” in per day, to get more people flying, more cheaply – not helping climate change].

From January to 21st March 2021, the UK Government is consulting on the future of night flights.  There is more information about the consultation here.

This is our chance to tell the DfT to ban night flights for good.

Sign the petition 


Click on the links below for more details about the main airports in the UK:

London airports:

        London City Airport                  

        Gatwick Airport

        Heathrow Airport                  

        Luton Airport

        Stansted Airport    

        Southend Airport

        Manston, (Kent International)

        Thames Estuary airport 

Main UK Airports

Aberdeen Airport

Belfast International Airport

George Best Belfast City Airport

Birmingham Airport          

Blackpool Airport

Bournemouth Airport

Bristol Airport  

Cardiff Airport

Doncaster Robin Hood Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport

East Midlands Airport

Edinburgh Airport

Exeter Airport                  

Farnborough Airport  

Glasgow Airport

Inverness Airport

Leeds Bradford  Airport   

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Manchester Airport

Newcastle Airport

Newquay Airport  

Prestwick Airport

Southampton Airport



Smaller UK airports 

CAA data.  Approx terminal passenger numbers
:Link to CAA passenger data 2010 – Table 10.3  Terminal Pax 2000 – 2010
and Terminal Pax 2001 – 2011  for 2011 data
                                                            2008             2009              2010
Barra Airport                                      11,000           10,182            10,000
Benbecula Airport                              34,000           32,697            30,000
Biggin Hill Airport  (private flights)

Cambridge City Airport                        2,000             1,774                 –

Campbeltown Airport                          9,000             9,389             9,000
Carlisle Airport                                      –                    –                   –
Charlestown Knock Airport                  ( – )
Chester (Harwarden) Airport                ( – )
City of Derry Airport                            439,000         345,857         339,000
Coventry Airport       (closed)              331,000
Dunsfold Aerodrome (private jets)
Gloucester (Staverton) Airport             20,000           20,220          16,000
Humberside Airport                            424,000          335,149        283,000
Islay Airport                                         29,000            26,285          25,000
Isle of Man Airport                      ?      709,316
Kirkwall Airport                                   138,000          138,368        129,000
Lydd Airport                                         2,000                   588             –
Norwich International Airport              583,000          429,557        426,000
Nottingham City Airport   (general aviation only)
Oxford Kidlington Airport     ?               1,313              1,000           2,000
Plymouth City Airport                           99,000            115,254        96,000
Shoreham  (Brighton City) Airport         5,000               1,213             –
Stornoway Airport                               131,000            122,477       112,000
Sumburgh Airport  (Shetland)             154,000            139,146       139,000
Tiree Airport                                          8,000                8,202          8,000
Wick Airport                                         23,000              21,460         22,000
Wolverhampton Airport (general aviation only)


Plus all the airfields – which can be found at:    A Catalogue of UK Airfields
There is a good website, giving a lot of basic data about the main UK airports at:
(Liaison Group of UK Airport Consultative Committees)
The Financial Times has produced a useful graphic to show the traffic, growth and runway use at UK airports, in 2007.  There is not data on 2008, though the charts were published on 17.12.2008     Financial Times airport charts
Irish Airports:Cork International Airport (Ireland)Dublin International Airport  (Ireland)Kerry Airport (Ireland)Shannon Airport (Ireland)


European Airports for some news and information about a few of the European airports