London City has an allocated limit for aircraft movements each year

Our CADP1 planning permission allows up to 111,000 total aircraft movements each year (including scheduled and general aviation aircraft) and sets strict limits on daily and weekly movements.

These include:

  1. 111,000 movements per year

  2. 45 scheduled movements per hour

  3. 100 movements per day on Saturdays, 200 per day on Sundays, but no more than 280 on any consecutive Saturday and Sunday

  4. 592 movements per weekday, except for Public or Bank Holidays, specifically:

  • 132 on 1st January

  • 164 on Good Friday

  • 198 on Easter Monday

  • 248 on May Day

  • 230 on late May Bank Holiday

  • 230 on late August Bank Holiday

  • Airport is closed 25th December

  • 100 on 26th December

There are also limits to the number of aircraft movements during specific operational periods:

  • 400 aircraft movements per calendar year, or 150 in any consecutive 3 months between 10am to 10.30pm, or 12.30pm to 1pm on Saturdays

  • 6 aircraft movements between 6.30am to 6.59am on Mondays to Saturdays, with no more than 2 in the first fifteen minutes

We record the numbers and types of aircraft using the airport daily and submit aggregate figures to Newham Council every quarter.


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