Expanding Heathrow airport: in numbers

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The Government's Airport Commission has recommended that Heathrow Airport be expanded with an additional runway to the north of its current site.

While the Government mulls the decision, here's what you need to know about Heathrow expansion in numbers.

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The latest flight that would be allowed out of an expanded Heathrow airport for noise reasons.

6am

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When the noise would start back up again.

£1bn

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The amount Heathrow would have to spend on compensating people who lose their homes, according to the report.

£55bn

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The economic benefits the Government’s commission thinks a third runway at Heathrow would bring over 60 years.

£9

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How much more expensive air travel would apparently become per UK passenger by 2050 if new airport capacity isn’t built.

63 per cent

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The proportion of Londoners who think the capital’s airport capacity already meets their expectations, according to a recent ComRes poll by the London Chamber of Commerce.

242

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The number of homes that would be demolished to make way for the Commission’s preferred northern runway option at Heathrow.

25 per cent

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The premium on top of the market value of demolished homes Heathrow will be asked to pay people who are forced to move.

5.95 million

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The number of passengers who used Heathrow last year.

300,000

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The number of homes the Mayor of London Boris Johnson says a new "London Borough of Heathrow" could contain if the airport was closed and built over.

77,000

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The maximum number of “indirect and associated” jobs expanding Heathrow could bring, according to the Commission.

2050

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The year the Government’s Airport Commission says there would be enough demand to build another, fourth runway at Heathrow.

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