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First Choice Airways First Choice Airways
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These pages show punctuality and delay statistics for First Choice Airways charter flights at UK reporting airports. Data is available for 2002 to 2008, when the airline merged with Thomsonfly to form Thomson Airways. Simply select which year you are interested in below.

You can view data for several other UK charter airlines, or view charter airline delays at airport level, by selecting a different page from the appropriate menu to the right.
  
Detailed Airline Statistics
  
Detailed Airport Statistics
 
2008200720062005200420032002
 
2008
Rolling Year to Date
  First Choice Charter Flights All UK Charter Flights
Apr '07 -
Mar '08
Apr '06 -
Mar '07
Apr '07 -
Mar '08
Apr '06 -
Mar '07
Average Delay (mins) 26.98 22.06 27.08 27.14
Within 15 mins (%) 62.19 67.11 65.47 66.82
1 hour+ late (%) 10.77 8.50 10.86 10.56
3 hours+ late (%) 2.29 1.71 2.56 2.71
Total Flights Analysed 20,584 20,657 118,526 126,476
First Choice charter flight punctuality declined during the year to date compared with the same period the previous year, the average delay increasing from 22 to 27 minutes and on-time performance reducing from 67% to 62%.

Broadly, First Choice charter flight punctuality was slightly better than the UK average during the year to date, with the exception of on-time performance which was 3 percentage points poorer than average.
Summer 2008 Summer 2008
During summer 2008 First Choice Airways merged with Thomsonfly under a single Air Operators Certificate as Thomson Airways. As such, punctuality of both these carriers is now analysed on the Thomson Airways page.
Winter 2007 / 2008 Winter 2007 / 2008
Rank Airport Avg. Delay
(mins)
Within 15
mins (%)
1 hour+
late (%)
3 hours+
late (%)
Total Flights
analysed
1 Glasgow 13.33 75.70 5.18 0.00 251
2 London Stansted 17.57 78.99 7.14 2.10 238
3 Birmingham 23.01 67.08 9.63 2.80 322
4 Manchester 25.43 63.06 10.32 1.83 1,803
5 London Gatwick 32.20 51.50 12.60 3.20 1,905
6 London Luton 32.50 62.50 18.75 6.25 16
7 Newcastle 35.69 61.54 15.38 0.00 13
8 Edinburgh 41.52 38.33 30.00 1.67 60
ALL AIRPORTS > > >  27.26 59.74 11.07 2.39 4,608
First Choice Airways flights at Glasgow and London Stansted had good punctuality during the winter 2007 / 08 season, with on-time performance of 75% or better demonstrated.

Timekeeping at Birmingham, Manchester, London Gatwick and London Luton was close to average for the airline, while flights operating at Newcastle and Edinburgh suffered the longest delays, in excess of 35 minutes on average.
 
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