early morning flights Heathrow

British Airways has warned that the impact of any attempt to increase restrictions on early morning flights into Heathrow would have a dramatic impact on business travellers.

Only 16 flights are currently allowed to land at Heathrow between 04.30 and 06.00 with a total of 65 takeoffs and landings permitted between 06.00 and 07.00.

BA plane taking off early in the morning from Heathrow

Early morning take off

This is still a major issue for BA, despite the current night flights regime being extended until October 2017 earlier this week.

The DFT has also extended current night flight regulations at Gatwick and Stansted until 2017.