Heathrow

Major taxiway works: 3 October - 18 December

Heathrow has announced that between 3 October and 18 December, major construction work is required to rebuild one of the taxiways adjacent to the northern runway.

The taxiway is used by aircraft exiting the runway after landing when the airport is on easterly operations. Its closure means that the number of aircraft that can land is restricted on that runway due to the longer time that planes will remain on the runway until they can exit using an alternative taxiway.

To maintain safe operations and mitigate the impact of this work, during periods of easterly operations Heathrow will have to land some aircraft (an extra two per hour) on the southern runway after 7am while the work is being carried out. 

Heathrow has made every effort to minimise the impact on local communities - this timeframe was chosen due to lower traffic volumes and based on historic data there is a 20 percent risk of easterly operations during this period. However, they recognise that this may cause disruption to communities around the airport and have therefore apologised in advance.

For more details call Heathrow's Community Relations team on 0800 344844 or email noise@heathrow.com