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Thomsonfly operate both charter and scheduled flights at UK reporting airports. From this page you can view punctuality and delay statistics for either charter or scheduled flights operated by Thomsonfly at UK reporting airports.

Charter data is available for the current year to date and for previous years back to 2002, while scheduled data down to route level is available from 2006 onwards, when these services first commenced at UK reporting airports.
  
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Please note that from June 2008 First Choice Airways was fully merged with Thomsonfly under a single Air Operators Certificate. Data on this page includes analysis of flights operated as First Choice Airways with the exception of the winter 2007 / 2008 data which only analyses Thomsonfly (TOM) flights. The First Choice Airways winter 2007 / 2008 data can be found on the First Choice Airways 2008 page.
Noteworthy Punctuality
During the 2008 summer season, Thomsonfly was the most punctual UK charter airline for punctuality.
(See flightontime.info/summer2008 for the full breakdown)

At airport level over the same period, Thomsonfly was the most punctual UK charter airline at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and London Stansted, and was runner-up UK charter airline for punctuality at London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester.
Most Punctual - Summer 2008
Rolling Year to Date
  Thomsonfly & First Choice Charter Flights All UK Charter Flights
Nov '07 -
Oct '08
Nov '06 -
Oct '07
Nov '07 -
Oct '08
Nov '06 -
Oct '07
Average Delay (mins) 24.63 22.46 29.80 27.13
Within 15 mins (%) 63.86 69.52 61.02 66.16
1 hour+ late (%) 9.94 8.26 12.80 10.60
3 hours+ late (%) 2.01 1.93 2.96 2.58
Total Flights Analysed 46,357 47,540 109,065 119,510
Note: Data includes First Choice Airways flights
Thomsonfly & First Choice charter flight punctuality declined slightly during the year to date compared with the same period the previous year, the average flight delay increasing from 22 minutes to 25 minutes and on-time performance reducing from 70% to 64%.

Thomsonfly & First Choice punctuality during the year to date remained better than the UK charter flight average.
Summer 2008 Summer 2008
Rank Airport Avg. Delay
(mins)
Within 15
mins (%)
1 hour+
late (%)
3 hours+
late (%)
Total Flights
analysed
1 Newcastle 15.90 75.88 5.36 1.07 2,425
2 Edinburgh 17.60 61.61 6.25 0.00 112
3 London Luton 19.28 70.86 7.01 1.60 1,997
4 London Stansted 21.34 68.14 7.37 2.16 1,017
5 Birmingham 21.59 67.47 8.08 1.56 3,910
6 Manchester 25.78 60.75 10.93 1.89 10,654
7 London Gatwick 26.33 59.92 10.78 2.13 11,921
8 Glasgow 29.45 62.54 10.42 2.91 2,130
ALL AIRPORTS > > >  24.48 63.23 9.78 1.93 34,166
Thomsonfly & First Choice charter flights were delayed by an average of 24 minutes during the summer 2008 season, with 63% on-time performance recorded, making them the most punctual UK charter airline during the season.

Flights at Newcastle, Edinburgh and London Luton had the best timekeeping, with average delays of less than 20 minutes and around 70% or more operating on time.

The worst punctuality for Thomsonfly & First Choice was recorded at Manchester, London Gatwick and Glasgow airports, where only around 60% of flights operated on time and more than 1 in 10 flights were delayed by over an hour.
Winter 2007 / 2008 Winter 2007 / 2008
Note: A small number of services to and from Edinburgh (8) were not analysed. Only Thomsonfly (TOM) flights analysed.
Rank Airport Avg. Delay
(mins)
Within 15
mins (%)
1 hour+
late (%)
3 hours+
late (%)
Total Flights
analysed
1 Newcastle 15.10 84.24 3.88 1.68 774
2 London Stansted 19.04 78.11 5.39 1.68 297
3 Glasgow 20.44 66.24 9.64 1.02 394
4 Birmingham 21.74 74.35 9.57 2.13 846
5 London Gatwick 25.50 64.74 11.28 2.13 2,677
6 Manchester 25.83 66.74 11.45 2.20 2,270
7 London Luton 27.96 69.78 9.03 4.67 321
ALL AIRPORTS > > >  23.71 69.22 9.97 2.14 7,579
Thomsonfly flights at Newcastle had very good timekeeping during the winter 2007 / 08 season with an average delay of 15 minutes and on-time performance of 84%.

Punctuality at other airports was close to average for the airline.
 
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