Why don’t you stop the number of flights from growing? Why don’t you stop night flights and/or prevent traffic from growing? Will this increase the number of flights to/from Gatwick or London City? Isn’t this a smoke screen for a change that enables more flights?
Under the terms of our licence from the CAA, NATS is required to be capable of meeting reasonable levels of demand. NATS does not have control over the growth of airports, any increase in the number of aircraft flying, the times of flights or the type of aircraft used and such matters are outside the scope of this consultation.
Both Gatwick and London City airports have plans for developing capacity as laid out in their airport master plans and in the case of London City, their current planning application. These airspace changes would support the numbers of flights forecast for each of the airports.
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