Investigation launched into claims airport broke night-flights rule

By Lisa James
21/11/2022
Home » Investigation launched into claims airport broke night-flights rule

Leeds Bradford Airport has said it is taking its responsibilities ‘seriously’ following the launch of an official investigation over claims it operated more night flights than allowed this summer.

Local campaign organisation Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport (GALBA) claims there were 600 more take-offs and landings than were allowed between 27 March and 30 October.

Andy Tate, a GALBA member who lives under the flight path in north west Leeds, said: “We’ve monitored the number of night flights over the summer season using real time flight data information available online.

“LBA was allowed 2,920 night flights but we have found that LBA actually operated an incredible 600 more flights than allowed.”

Leeds City Council began an investigation after the issue was raised during a council meeting last week and the airport is ‘fully co-operating’, the Yorkshire Post reports.

Travel Gossip has contacted LBA for a comment.

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