Luton and Stansted Airport Night time restriction for the Summer

May 8, 2018

Luton Airport, London
Night-time runway slot restrictions will affect aircraft arriving and departing London Luton Airport.

Effective Dates
London Luton Airport will be closed to arrivals and departures between 2200Z and 0600Z with no GA movements from June 1st to September 30th, 2023 due to noise abatement regulations. Slots will no longer be issued during this time interval, and daytime slot allocations cannot be changed to night-time.

Furthermore, non-emergency daytime and night-time diversions are prohibited entirely from June 1st to September 30th.

Additionally, aircraft exceeding Quota Count (QC) 1 noise guidelines are ineligible for daytime slots (0600Z to 2159Z) for the period starting June 1st through September 30th.

November 2018 Closures
London Luton Airport will be closed to all traffic on November 10th, November 11th, November 17th, and November 18th from 0001L to 0530L for runway maintenance.

2019 Restrictions
Aircraft exceeding QC1 standards will be ineligible for night-time slots during the summer of 2019.

Alternatives
Aircraft arriving or departing London affected by curfew hours may consider using London-Gatwick, Birmingham, East Midlands, as regional 24-hour alternatives.

Stansted Airport, London
There are new NIGHT SLOT RESTRICTIONS issued by Stansted Airport that may affect your flight. Please read carefully and note that any night flights requested into Stansted Airport may be affected.

If a night slot is requested, issued, and authorized between the hours of 22:30z to 06:20z – 10 slots per week and the aircraft is unintentionally delayed between these times, ANY delays must be notified to us as soon as possible in order for us to inform the Airport to start the process of ensuring you are not diverted.

It is of the highest importance that you advise us as soon as any delay is confirmed so we can assist in the avoidance of your flight being diverted by the airfield to your alternate airport.

The Airport holds the right to divert your flight and is unable to adjust the SLOT on your behalf.

This is the Governmental order and we must abide by the limits they set for us and we are relaying this information, to avoid any future inconvenience to your valued flights with us and into Stansted.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we will do our very best to clarify any concerns and will always do our very best to assist you.

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