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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4 August 2021
The following provides an update on the number of flight movements we expect to see at Heathrow in August along with our plans for our runway operations.

Flight movements

Last month we outlined how we expected to see between 400-860 flight movements during July, depending on what action the government took to ease Covid restrictions on 19 July. The lowest daily number of flights in the month was 430 (6 July) and the highest was 624 (25 July), falling well below our upper forecast levels. Our forecast for August ranges between 510-800 flight movements a day, with ongoing daily variation as we have seen throughout the pandemic and a steady build through the month as various restrictions are lifted and airline and consumer confidence grows.

Runway operations

As mentioned in our previous updates, we returned to dual runway operations on 5 July, alternating at 15:00 as usual when we are on westerly operations to provide local communities with respite.

Since 2 August and until 14 August we are changing to single runway operations overnight from 20:00, landing on and taking off from the southern runway to accommodate essential surface repair works to our northern runway. These works coincide with our scheduled night-time runway alternation pattern which specifies the southern runway during this period. We will resume dual runway operations each morning at 06:00 in line with our normal published alternation pattern.

The works will not take place if there is a risk of low visibility the following morning, so the decision to proceed with the works will be made on a daily basis. We will continue to provide regular updates on our runway operations on the Heathrow Noise Twitter page as usual.