ULEZ expansion - 29 August 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is expanding to encompass all of Greater London, including Heathrow Airport, from the 29 August 2023.


The initiative, implemented by Transport for London (TfL), is aimed at reducing air pollution in London, therefore all vehicles entering the airport must meet certain emissions standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge.


The daily charge for non-compliant vehicles is £12.50 for most vehicles, including cars, vans, and motorcycles.


The charge will be in addition to any other fees or charges associated with entering the airport. The charge only applies when a vehicle is driven within the ULEZ zone, and does not apply to stationary vehicles including when cars are parked at Heathrow.


Please note, if you have booked Meet & Greet or Valet Parking with a non-compliant vehicle, and have selected a different exit terminal to your entry terminal, you will be liable for payment of a ULEZ charge to transfer your vehicle to another terminal.

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30 Nov 2020
The following is an update on the number of flight movements we expect to see at Heathrow in December along with our plans for runway operations.

Flight movements

At the end of October we outlined how we expected to see between 360-690 flight movements during November, with the higher numbers coinciding with school half-term holidays in the first few days. However, the subsequent Government announcement of a new national lockdown led to airlines significantly revising and reducing their schedules in response to a drop in passenger demand. This consequently meant flight numbers were much lower than we had forecast for November. As of today (30 November 2020), the lowest number of flights in the month per day so far has been 293 (17 November) and the highest has been 682 (1 November). 

We are expecting flight and passenger numbers to increase in December due to the ending of the national lockdown in England on 2 December, the introduction of policy to allow shortened quarantine times through testing on 15 December, and Christmas journeys to visit family and friends. Based on our latest forecast and the information currently available, we are expecting to see between 260-650 flight movements a day during December. However, these numbers could vary as airline schedules are continuously being revised. These numbers may vary depending on the status of the pandemic.

Runway operations

As mentioned above, we are expecting to see an increase in flights during December, particularly in the second half of the month. If the number of flights rises as expected we will need to return to two runway operations. We will continuously review this and keep you updated to confirm when we expect to operate from both runways again.