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These pages show punctuality and delay statistics for XL Airways (previously known as Excel Airways) charter flights at UK reporting airports. Data is available for 2002 to 2008, when the airline ceased operations. 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.
  
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2008
Noteworthy Punctuality
During the 2008 summer season, XL Airways was the most punctual UK charter airline at London Gatwick, Manchester and London Luton and was runner-up airline for punctuality at Birmingham.
Rolling Year to Date
  XL Charter Flights All UK Charter Flights
Oct '07 -
Sep '08
Oct '06 -
Sep '07
Oct '07 -
Sep '08
Oct '06 -
Sep '07
Average Delay (mins) 26.22 33.82 30.08 27.33
Within 15 mins (%) 67.39 66.88 60.90 66.20
1 hour+ late (%) 9.41 11.94 12.80 10.68
3 hours+ late (%) 2.86 4.20 2.99 2.59
Total Flights Analysed 8,945 12,633 111,136 120,441
XL Airways discontinued operations during September 2008, the table on the left shows delay and punctuality data for the carrier up to and including the rolling year to this date.
Summer 2008 Summer 2008
Note: A small number of flights to and from London Stansted (4) were not analysed.
Rank Airport Avg. Delay
(mins)
Within 15
mins (%)
1 hour+
late (%)
3 hours+
late (%)
Total Flights
analysed
1 London Luton 11.21 67.65 2.94 0.00 34
2 Birmingham 21.33 66.67 8.33 0.00 24
3 Manchester 21.43 68.80 8.51 1.53 1,763
4 London Gatwick 25.48 67.27 9.71 3.24 2,936
5 Newcastle 27.79 73.11 8.00 2.89 450
6 Glasgow 41.29 70.57 12.57 7.14 350
ALL AIRPORTS > > >  25.27 68.44 9.32 2.88 5,557
XL Airways discontinued operations during September 2008, prior to the end of the summer 2008 season. The table on the left shows XL Airways charter flight punctuality for the April to September 2008 period.

The airline recorded an average delay of around 25 minutes during the summer 2008 season, with 68% on-time performance.

Flights at London Luton, Birmingham and Manchester had above average timekeeping for the airline, with London Gatwick and Newcastle flights close to average.

The longest delays were seen at Glasgow where XL charter flights recorded average delays of over 40 minutes.
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 19.64 45.45 0.00 0.00 11
2 Birmingham 31.16 48.98 15.31 1.02 98
3 London Gatwick 31.29 62.07 11.28 2.84 1,197
4 Manchester 31.93 60.05 10.38 3.81 761
ALL AIRPORTS > > >  31.45 60.62 11.08 3.10 2,067
The majority of XL Airways charter flights operated at London Gatwick and Mancester during the winter 2007 / 08 season, with similar punctuality recorded at both airports. The average flight was delayed by around 30 minutes and 60% on-time performance was achieved.
 
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