Flight punctuality at London airports falls

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published its flight punctuality report for the second quarter of 2014 (April to June).

The results show that 78% of all scheduled flights at 10 UK airports (Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, London City, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted) were on time. For a flight to be deemed on-time it must be early or up to 15 minutes late.

Overall, in the second quarter of this year, more flights were delayed than in the same period as last year – 3% fewer flights were on time.

77% of scheduled flights at the five London airports were on time, compared with 80% in the same period last year. The worst performer of the London Airports was Luton, which saw a 8% fall in punctuality.

Punctuality for charter flights fell to 72%, down 5%.

A total of 366,000 scheduled and 19,000 passenger flights were monitored at the ten airports. The average delay for scheduled flights was 12 minutes, while the average delay for scheduled flights was 18 minutes.

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