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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between the five London airports and Abu Dhabi for each year, and the year to date for which data is available.

All flights in both directions on the route are counted, by analysing the punctuality of both arrivals and depatures at the London airport(s).
 
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Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Etihad Airways    11.9575.892.960.322,194
2British Airways    15.1175.144.640.82732
 ROUTE AVERAGE12.7475.703.380.442,926

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    14.3774.523.990.83726
2Etihad Airways    22.4352.837.810.372,190
 ROUTE AVERAGE20.4358.236.860.482,916

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    10.6577.641.920.41729
2Etihad Airways    22.0457.116.810.872,187
 ROUTE AVERAGE19.1962.245.590.752,916

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    10.1186.092.780.42719
2Etihad Airways    17.3367.036.890.592,190
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.5471.745.880.552,909

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    8.8686.011.650.14729
2Etihad Airways    9.4682.632.460.362,194
 ROUTE AVERAGE9.3183.482.260.312,923

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    6.3387.951.510.14730
2Etihad Airways    9.4983.123.390.462,186
 ROUTE AVERAGE8.7084.332.910.382,916

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    8.3584.343.240.14709
2Etihad Airways    10.5283.683.540.512,145
 ROUTE AVERAGE9.9883.853.470.422,854

2009
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Etihad         11.48 79.04 3.79 0.46 2,190
2 British Airways         12.98 84.07 3.43 0.55 728
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 11.86 80.29 3.70 0.48 2,918
 


2008
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Etihad         16.50 70.31 4.85 0.95 1,896
2 British Airways         21.49 74.42 4.92 0.82 731
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 17.89 71.45 4.87 0.91 2,627
 


2007
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 British Airways         13.17 75.80 2.63 0.41 723
2 Etihad         19.72 64.90 6.21 1.03 1,658
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 17.73 68.21 5.12 0.84 2,381
 


2006
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Etihad       9.98 79.90 2.72 0.27 1,841
2 British Airways         10.34 79.42 1.65 0.14 729
3 Gulf Air *         16.70 73.74 7.82 0.56 179
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 10.51 79.37 2.76 0.25 2,749
* - Gulf Air discontinued LHR-AUH during March 2006


2005
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 British Airways         11.57 81.22 2.35 0.41 724
2 Etihad       13.10 78.77 4.60 0.85 1,653
3 Gulf Air         17.93 72.82 7.21 1.52 791
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 13.96 77.84 4.73 0.92 3,168
 


2004
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Etihad ^       8.12 82.48 1.96 0.00 765
2 British Airways         13.02 84.75 2.06 0.69 728
3 Gulf Air         21.73 69.50 7.41 1.22 823
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 14.50 78.58 3.93 0.65 2,316
^ - Ethiad commenced LHR-AUH during May 2004 and LGW-AUH during September 2004


2003
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 British Airways         10.70 82.43 4.20 0.30 666
2 Gulf Air         15.29 74.71 4.91 1.16 692
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 13.04 78.50 4.57 0.74 1,358
 

 
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