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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between six London airports and Dubai 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
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNSENJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways              6.9480.861.230.00162
2Emirates             13.4773.103.890.251,621
3British Airways              18.1683.154.261.30540
4Qantas              29.9383.628.623.16348
 ROUTE AVERAGE16.1776.974.420.822,671

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    11.3579.203.280.14702
2British Airways    13.6877.084.150.612,120
3Emirates   15.8567.744.480.416,413
4Qantas    18.8081.077.382.641,437
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.5272.144.720.7310,672

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    11.9276.902.680.28710
2British Airways    12.6075.572.920.341,744
3Emirates   15.5865.544.630.195,835
4Qantas    23.2170.978.751.741,440
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.9168.974.790.459,729

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    10.6979.442.920.28720
2British Airways    13.9978.084.090.641,711
3Emirates   14.4369.473.690.245,834
4Qantas    19.5369.636.131.341,419
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.8271.764.060.489,684

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    10.8379.312.080.42720
2Emirates   15.1068.084.540.265,836
3British Airways    16.2974.415.120.851,641
4Qantas       22.9469.208.501.831,094
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.9070.204.920.569,291

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    10.9479.712.860.57700
2Emirates   15.0566.793.880.275,848
3British Airways    15.7573.644.810.631,745
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.8569.323.990.378,293

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    6.9784.961.530.00718
2British Airways    12.2080.712.740.511,752
3Emirates   14.3070.663.750.385,839
 ROUTE AVERAGE13.2274.023.350.378,309

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    12.0377.783.560.71702
2British Airways    17.2977.485.891.721,630
3Emirates   18.0161.914.940.425,724
 ROUTE AVERAGE17.3466.455.010.718,056

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 Virgin Atlantic         10.73 78.80 3.77 0.42 717
2 British Airways         14.50 78.25 3.90 1.22 2,051
3 Emirates       16.50 64.74 4.08 0.51 5,828
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 15.54 69.14 4.01 0.67 8,596
 


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 Silverjet *         16.69 70.90 5.22 1.49 268
2 British Airways         18.90 59.55 6.16 0.35 1,738
3 Emirates       19.83 57.32 5.99 0.31 5,839
4 Virgin Atlantic         21.08 55.42 6.45 0.55 729
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 19.65 58.04 6.04 0.37 8,574
* - Silverjet discontinued LTN-DXB during May 2008


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 Silverjet ^         15.55 78.75 5.00 1.25 80
2 Emirates       23.58 49.60 7.14 0.60 5,827
3 British Airways         25.95 50.19 8.38 0.84 1,552
4 Virgin Atlantic         29.62 40.74 10.15 0.82 729
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 24.49 49.21 7.62 0.67 8,188
^ - Silverjet commenced LTN-DXB during November 2007

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 Emirates       18.75 57.79 5.07 0.29 5,823
2 British Airways         20.17 61.29 6.47 0.66 1,514
3 Virgin Atlantic ^         33.78 40.90 13.11 1.37 511
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 20.00 57.36 5.86 0.43 7,848
^ - Virgin Atlantic commenced LHR-DXB during March 2006

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 British Airways         14.97 73.64 5.20 0.76 1,578
2 Emirates       15.37 65.49 3.56 0.32 5,392
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 15.28 67.33 3.93 0.42 6,970
 

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 British Airways         10.34 80.83 2.57 0.38 1,596
2 Emirates       16.72 64.01 4.21 0.59 4,940
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 15.16 68.12 3.81 0.54 6,536
 

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 British Airways         13.28 81.59 5.15 0.91 1,320
2 Emirates       15.46 65.04 3.98 0.23 3,973
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 14.92 69.17 4.27 0.40 5,293
 

 
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