Bumpy ride?: A plane lands at London City Airport. Photograph: Matt Biddulph (Creative Commons)

A plane lands at London City Airport. Photograph: Matt Biddulph (Creative Commons)

HACAN East is campaigning to persuade London City Airport to reverse the decision it made earlier this year to concentrate all its flight paths.

We think it is simply unfair that all the planes are routed over particular communities.

Since the decision was taken, complaints to London City have shot up. It is not surprising. The noise for some people has become unbearable.

The good news is that City Airport might look again at its concentrated flight paths. At a recent meeting we had with them, key managers said they had “not closed their mind” to reassessing the flight paths but it would not happen for about another year.

Meanwhile, the pressure is likely to increase. Meetings are planned in a number of areas. MPs, London Assembly members and leading councillors have joined the campaign.

To find out more about our campaign, check out our website: hacaneast.org.uk

John Stewart
Chair, HACAN East

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