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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between the five London airports and Los Angeles 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
1United Airlines       7.3586.551.890.57528
2Virgin Atlantic Airways       9.2678.982.220.101,037
3Air New Zealand       12.9871.432.750.18546
4American Airlines       20.8067.018.771.131,061
5Norwegian Air Shuttle       24.7858.2310.061.83328
6British Airways       25.3153.218.331.101,092
 ROUTE AVERAGE17.0768.585.770.764,592

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1United Airlines    7.5089.202.270.43704
2Air New Zealand    7.6382.740.680.14730
3Delta Air Lines      10.9779.443.150.56540
4Virgin Atlantic Airways    12.7480.814.150.571,230
5American Airlines    14.5075.424.580.871,265
6British Airways    17.6766.904.830.551,450
7Norwegian Air Shuttle    21.4166.4610.061.22328
 ROUTE AVERAGE13.3676.794.000.596,247

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Delta Air Lines             6.9292.133.150.00127
2United Airlines    8.5385.103.440.29698
3Air New Zealand    9.0082.782.340.28726
4Virgin Atlantic Airways    12.5880.994.200.411,215
5American Airlines    18.5676.795.221.10728
6British Airways    23.1056.845.461.241,448
7Norwegian Air Shuttle          36.8372.3811.433.81105
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.7574.384.460.775,047

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1United Airlines    9.8685.474.270.71702
2American Airlines    12.5676.483.030.41727
3Virgin Atlantic Airways    13.7679.005.210.621,286
4British Airways    27.4359.509.281.981,864
 ROUTE AVERAGE18.5371.656.381.164,579

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1American Airlines    12.0375.353.500.42714
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    14.0876.136.500.381,324
3United / Continental    14.8876.165.920.72692
4British Airways    18.3463.485.500.431,873
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.6270.875.540.464,603

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    11.2079.003.010.361,395
2United Airlines    11.7083.525.730.72698
3American Airlines    13.6675.485.480.55730
4British Airways    18.4763.465.040.711,984
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.6472.714.620.584,807

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1United Airlines    13.6281.815.300.43698
2American Airlines    17.6666.386.100.85705
3Virgin Atlantic Airways    21.9256.868.350.701,282
4British Airways    31.0150.1811.672.051,903
 ROUTE AVERAGE23.7759.358.911.244,588

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 United Airlines         10.37 85.81 4.73 0.56 719
2 American Airlines         17.12 75.72 5.62 0.55 729
3 Virgin Atlantic         17.48 69.12 6.18 0.71 1,263
4 British Airways         22.84 59.72 7.39 1.59 2,016
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 18.63 68.67 6.39 1.04 4,727
 


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 American Airlines         15.49 68.25 4.47 0.54 1,118
2 United Airlines         16.34 74.97 6.40 0.56 719
3 Air France *         21.55 50.93 7.87 0.00 432
4 Virgin Atlantic         24.11 56.09 10.94 0.89 1,453
5 British Airways         28.34 43.72 10.19 1.21 2,070
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 22.80 55.97 8.63 0.83 5,792
^ - Air France operated LHR-LAX between March and November 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 United Airlines         11.36 80.06 3.74 0.69 722
2 American Airlines         18.47 65.80 5.40 0.70 1,149
3 Virgin Atlantic         24.74 52.82 11.33 0.89 1,456
4 British Airways         30.37 39.28 12.15 0.95 1,991
5 MAXjet ^         45.15 56.59 27.13 10.08 129
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 24.19 54.31 9.75 1.06 5,447
^ - MAXjet commenced STN-LAX during August 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 United Airlines         15.85 71.87 4.97 0.99 1,006
2 American Airlines         21.75 60.85 6.02 1.15 1,129
3 Virgin Atlantic         29.38 52.59 13.04 1.73 1,449
4 British Airways         29.73 48.43 10.67 1.43 1,883
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 25.44 56.41 9.29 1.37 5,467
 

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 United Airlines         9.65 83.15 2.47 0.14 730
2 American Airlines         12.15 75.28 2.80 0.61 1,141
3 British Airways         20.23 58.61 6.98 0.66 1,805
4 Virgin Atlantic         21.12 60.46 7.80 1.24 1,449
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 17.18 66.34 5.64 0.74 5,125
 

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 United Airlines         11.23 81.72 2.75 0.36 837
2 American Airlines         15.85 69.55 3.50 0.44 1,143
3 Virgin Atlantic         24.42 56.55 9.66 1.61 1,305
4 British Airways         25.83 55.66 8.67 0.84 1,545
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 20.55 63.71 6.69 0.87 4,830
 

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 United Airlines         10.81 84.29 2.60 0.41 732
2 American Airlines         11.11 79.70 2.21 0.41 724
3 Virgin Atlantic         19.21 65.07 7.08 0.68 1,314
4 British Airways         24.03 62.57 8.72 1.92 1,456
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 18.03 70.04 6.03 1.02 4,226
 

 
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