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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between six London airports and Edinburgh 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
1British Airways            7.7884.902.140.132,239
2flybe            9.6684.254.230.38781
3Ryanair              11.5174.663.770.15663
4BA CityFlyer             11.8678.494.930.461,297
5easyJet            16.4569.747.510.361,943
 ROUTE AVERAGE11.5578.394.560.296,923

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1flybe   10.1479.033.260.113,500
2BA CityFlyer  13.5575.285.800.365,223
3British Airways   14.1372.515.050.389,639
4Ryanair    14.7972.424.890.483,151
5easyJet  21.6761.4410.270.747,674
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.6070.876.320.4529,187

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways       4.9091.621.870.093,210
2flybe    5.6788.701.650.123,389
3BA CityFlyer    5.7987.941.670.065,375
4British Airways   11.7876.023.740.159,808
5Ryanair    13.0270.272.660.182,257
6easyJet  13.3074.855.240.447,059
 ROUTE AVERAGE9.8080.393.230.1931,098

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1flybe             5.2490.570.590.39509
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    5.6689.912.290.054,320
3BA CityFlyer    6.0589.762.130.284,639
4easyJet  11.0780.374.370.467,387
5British Airways   11.6778.254.030.3710,070
6Ryanair             18.9157.513.370.52386
 ROUTE AVERAGE9.5882.563.450.3327,311

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1BA CityFlyer    5.9090.442.290.274,144
2Virgin Atlantic Airways       6.0988.531.940.163,146
3CityJet (incl VLM)      7.5988.773.210.511,558
4easyJet  8.9885.053.280.497,624
5British Airways   12.8275.244.630.2810,499
 ROUTE AVERAGE9.5882.683.490.3326,971

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1BA CityFlyer    6.2089.372.090.284,252
2CityJet (incl VLM)    7.0890.003.260.341,780
3easyJet  7.5587.652.930.387,580
4bmi British Midland          9.6381.753.340.302,006
5British Airways   11.6877.054.250.1211,408
 ROUTE AVERAGE9.2083.163.410.2527,026

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1BA CityFlyer    6.8689.043.140.194,169
2CityJet (incl VLM)    7.5485.562.280.071,447
3easyJet  9.1183.963.300.577,725
4British Airways   9.5681.522.650.279,172
5bmi British Midland    10.4979.333.260.174,601
 ROUTE AVERAGE9.0783.222.990.3227,114

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1City Jet    7.3288.593.070.283,259
2bmi British Midland    9.0482.812.730.224,502
3BA CityFlyer    10.8181.684.690.523,647
4British Airways   11.8179.094.380.538,725
5easyJet  18.1570.798.920.767,065
 ROUTE AVERAGE12.3379.045.170.5127,198

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 CityJet         5.12 91.10 1.69 0.16 3,663
2 bmi British Midland         7.33 86.07 2.13 0.21 5,212
3 British Airways       9.43 83.27 3.29 0.31 9,300
4 BA CityFlyer         10.03 81.13 3.67 0.25 3,545
5 easyJet     10.82 82.42 4.13 0.55 8,193
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 8.98 84.23 3.17 0.33 29,913
 


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 easyJet     12.01 77.44 3.95 0.41 9,023
2 bmi British Midland         14.60 69.87 4.96 0.18 5,487
3 CityJet         14.61 68.88 4.11 0.28 3,621
4 British Airways       16.01 69.27 6.03 0.35 10,864
5 BA CityFlyer         19.18 63.80 8.19 0.32 4,373
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 14.96 70.82 5.36 0.33 33,368
 


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 bmi British Midland         12.13 75.23 3.55 0.18 5,486
2 easyJet     14.14 73.11 5.24 0.39 10,075
3 CityJet ^         14.15 67.89 3.29 0.12 3,279
4 BA CityFlyer ^^         19.50 62.89 7.44 0.52 4,196
5 British Airways       22.69 57.44 9.09 0.69 11,218
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 17.27 66.57 6.31 0.44 34,254
^ - CityJet services operated as Scot Airways until August 2007
^^ - BA CityFlyer services operated as BA Connect during January and February 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 flyglobespan *         3.39 93.87 0.77 0.00 261
2 Scot Airways         11.27 75.02 1.89 0.05 4,187
3 bmi British Midland         11.49 77.34 3.73 0.20 5,526
4 BA Connect         17.41 66.13 6.46 0.26 3,437
5 easyJet     17.91 65.87 7.07 0.53 10,122
6 British Airways       20.58 59.48 8.19 0.32 11,455
  AVERAGE ALL 6 AIRLINES > > > 16.82 66.92 6.18 0.32 34,988
* - flyglobespan discontinued STN-EDI 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 Scot Airways         10.66 77.19 1.90 0.04 4,477
2 bmi British Midland         11.14 75.93 2.61 0.09 5,558
3 flyglobespan ^         12.43 75.75 3.42 0.41 730
4 BA CitiExpress         15.07 72.13 5.26 0.08 2,454
5 easyJet     15.09 70.96 5.59 0.52 10,584
6 British Airways       18.19 63.85 6.43 0.30 12,726
  AVERAGE ALL 6 AIRLINES > > > 14.97 70.17 4.91 0.29 36,529
^ - flyglobespan commenced STN-EDI during June 2005

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 Scot Airways         9.05 80.81 1.38 0.02 4,639
2 BA CitiExpress         14.84 73.66 5.96 0.25 1,610
3 easyJet     15.21 71.75 5.57 0.53 10,826
4 British Airways       15.57 68.63 5.16 0.33 12,093
5 bmi British Midland         16.32 66.51 5.83 0.16 5,574
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 14.68 71.12 4.93 0.32 34,742
 

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 Scot Airways         11.35 77.10 2.64 0.16 4,991
2 British Airways       13.54 72.42 3.52 0.26 11,605
3 bmi British Midland         13.97 71.69 4.34 0.28 5,688
4 BA CitiExpress *         15.25 68.45 5.63 0.00 355
5 easyJet     19.13 68.53 9.18 0.87 11,374
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 15.18 71.64 5.44 0.45 34,013
* - BA CitiExpress commenced LCY-EDI during October 2003

 
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