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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between six London airports and Hong Kong 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
1Cathay Pacific Airways             9.1982.292.680.41971
2British Airways              14.4185.143.430.57350
3Virgin Atlantic Airways              14.6491.183.531.18170
 ROUTE AVERAGE11.0483.972.950.541,491

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    8.1887.452.340.55725
2Cathay Pacific Airways   12.5777.864.020.463,659
3British Airways    14.0181.334.360.831,446
 ROUTE AVERAGE12.3879.913.890.575,830


Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    8.1387.833.040.28723
2British Airways    15.7978.064.380.691,440
3Cathay Pacific Airways    18.3466.015.320.713,536
 ROUTE AVERAGE16.4071.824.790.655,699

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    8.6886.422.060.27729
2Cathay Pacific Airways    15.3769.214.840.563,553
3British Airways    17.9374.275.161.121,434
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.1672.674.570.665,716

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    8.9084.073.570.14728
2Cathay Pacific Airways    13.4372.963.960.283,255
3British Airways    22.9572.406.741.401,424
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.3374.314.640.555,407

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    12.1183.204.100.41732
2Cathay Pacific Airways    14.5676.954.381.062,829
3Hong Kong Airlines           14.8574.615.701.04193
4British Airways    18.9976.495.091.511,591
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.5577.594.601.105,345

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    6.2286.301.100.00730
2Cathay Pacific Airways    8.0985.712.270.412,911
3British Airways    16.9084.174.661.441,459
 ROUTE AVERAGE10.3485.352.780.655,100

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    14.2678.445.460.921,410
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    14.7070.835.190.28713
3Cathay Pacific Airways    19.7270.345.631.232,842
 ROUTE AVERAGE17.4572.715.521.014,965


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 British Airways         9.36 85.32 2.58 0.55 1,825
2 Cathay Pacific         10.88 80.98 2.70 0.55 2,745
3 Virgin Atlantic         11.66 75.32 3.01 0.34 1,163
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 10.55 81.21 2.72 0.51 5,733
 


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 Oasis Hong Kong *         5.32 89.19 0.90 0.00 222
2 Virgin Atlantic         17.11 69.33 4.43 0.86 812
3 Cathay Pacific         18.79 67.74 5.70 1.04 2,895
4 British Airways         20.31 67.69 5.73 1.12 2,145
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 18.61 68.72 5.37 1.00 6,074
* - Oasis Hong Kong discontinued LGW-HKG during April 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 Cathay Pacific         13.71 72.69 3.43 0.65 2,915
2 British Airways         18.93 62.09 5.31 0.50 2,184
3 Oasis Hong Kong         22.20 77.25 5.72 2.18 734
4 Virgin Atlantic         24.32 52.06 7.42 0.82 728
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 17.57 67.38 4.76 0.79 6,561
 

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 Cathay Pacific         17.57 67.75 5.18 1.14 2,896
2 British Airways         19.25 71.38 4.21 0.87 2,184
3 Virgin Atlantic         24.42 57.28 9.62 0.96 728
4 Oasis Hong Kong ^         40.35 50.00 10.64 5.32 94
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 19.40 67.52 5.46 1.08 5,902
^ - Oasis Hong Kong commenced LGW-HKG during October 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 Cathay Pacific         15.75 67.37 4.66 0.49 2,234
2 British Airways         16.95 72.65 3.60 0.85 2,000
3 Virgin Atlantic         24.00 54.26 6.87 0.69 728
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 17.45 67.57 4.55 0.67 4,962
 

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 British Airways         11.91 78.09 3.20 0.68 1,625
2 Cathay Pacific         13.40 71.50 2.94 0.41 2,179
3 Virgin Atlantic         16.11 69.71 4.29 0.41 723
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 13.30 73.58 3.25 0.51 4,527
 

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 Cathay Pacific         11.73 76.96 2.73 0.53 1,871
2 Virgin Atlantic         18.09 79.91 4.87 1.03 677
3 British Airways         19.49 79.01 4.62 1.41 1,277
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 15.45 78.17 3.74 0.92 3,825
 

 
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