According to the proposal, "core night" would be introduced along with the new summer schedule at the turn of March and April next year. The ban would be valid for all days of the week between 23:30 to 5:30 and would concern all air operations. Exceptions would be state, military, rescue or crisis situation flights. Aircraft delayed for reasons independent of the carrier would also be allowed to land.
"The proposed changes will certainly increase the comfort of the residents, while preserving the capacity of our airport," says Hubert Wojciechowski, director of the Marketing and PR Office of the Chopin Airport - "this kind of "core night" is an innovative idea at Polish airports, however it has proven a good idea at some other European ports."
"Core night" has already been introduced, among others, at the airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Paris-Orly, Brussels, Hamburg, Zurich.
At Chopin Airport, the number of operations planned during the night is regulated by the Quota Count system. It allows the coordination of airline schedules with regard to aircraft acoustic parameters and applicable noise limits at night. The new solution goes a step further, minimizing the possibility of passenger airplane operations between 23:30 and 5:30 in the morning.
The core night proposal is currently being consulted with air carriers. The final decision on this matter will be taken by the Civil Aviation Authority.