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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between the five London airports and Madrid 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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Year Airline Avg. Delay
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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
1Iberia       10.5377.612.660.223,609
2Iberia Express       10.5777.623.130.371,086
3Ryanair      14.7172.684.900.552,185
4British Airways       15.7372.535.730.583,280
5BA CityFlyer       19.0167.567.740.67891
6easyJet      23.6759.3211.210.892,810
7Air Europa       25.7151.6911.050.551,095
8Norwegian Air Shuttle       27.9651.3210.861.64912
 ROUTE AVERAGE17.0468.786.480.6015,868

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Iberia Express      7.7184.111.800.181,114
2Iberia    9.2581.002.140.124,869
3BA CityFlyer    13.5275.615.070.481,263
4Norwegian Air Shuttle      14.6274.175.090.36844
5British Airways    14.6671.984.630.524,215
6Air Europa    14.8171.145.270.411,462
7Ryanair    17.7872.815.991.092,670
8easyJet   21.1459.848.660.694,041
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.6272.754.950.5020,478

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Iberia    8.4683.722.680.075,626
2Air Europa    9.8883.143.550.411,465
3BA CityFlyer    10.9881.133.650.631,261
4British Airways    11.4177.873.850.223,556
5Norwegian Air Shuttle         13.3573.934.500.47422
6Ryanair    13.9871.093.210.542,214
7easyJet   14.3073.444.970.694,048
 ROUTE AVERAGE11.3578.423.640.3718,592

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Iberia    10.1780.022.850.194,700
2BA CityFlyer    10.7081.914.430.801,128
3Air Europa    10.7581.022.660.681,465
4easyJet   11.4080.813.790.464,168
5British Airways    14.6072.874.670.514,323
6Ryanair    15.0870.623.251.061,416
 ROUTE AVERAGE12.0777.853.660.4917,200

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1BA CityFlyer    9.4385.123.670.181,089
2Air Europa    10.2680.123.250.281,444
3easyJet   12.9777.254.190.634,607
4Iberia    15.7066.624.720.323,388
5British Airways    16.7667.406.010.335,703
6Ryanair   16.8063.684.060.481,872
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.6471.464.750.4118,103

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1BA CityFlyer    11.0581.474.450.361,101
2Ryanair   14.8171.384.210.442,925
3British Airways    14.8770.834.190.503,583
4Air Europa    15.3269.155.380.001,394
5easyJet   16.8171.955.901.224,759
6Iberia    22.8856.778.520.835,646
 ROUTE AVERAGE17.4867.585.970.7219,408

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1BA CityFlyer    22.9065.0010.641.821,043
2Air Europa    24.4062.9710.861.461,372
3Iberia    25.2557.1411.621.185,523
4British Airways    26.0956.6712.491.133,266
5Ryanair   34.2544.1517.451.182,206
6easyJet   42.8945.0822.664.594,206
 ROUTE AVERAGE30.5453.4715.032.0417,616

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 Air Europa ^         10.12 83.53 4.41 0.27 1,111
2 British Airways **       13.97 75.15 4.33 0.70 4,153
3 BA CityFlyer         14.95 75.27 7.32 0.49 1,011
4 Air Comet *         16.49 75.45 6.36 0.61 330
5 Iberia         17.77 68.73 6.52 1.14 5,628
6 easyJet       20.66 71.43 8.55 2.39 4,106
7 Ryanair ^^       24.12 59.94 8.40 1.57 1,785
  AVERAGE ALL 7 AIRLINES > > > 17.53 71.34 6.58 1.26 18,124
^ - Air Europa commenced LGW-MAD during March 2009
^^ - Ryanair commenced LGW-MAD during July 2009
* - Air Comet discontinued LGW-MAD during March 2009
** - British Airways discontinued LGW-MAD during October 2009


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 Air Comet         15.10 77.06 4.95 0.77 1,434
2 easyJet       18.70 68.06 7.04 1.08 4,089
3 Iberia         19.17 64.53 8.01 0.45 5,721
4 British Airways       19.74 62.74 7.26 0.52 5,003
5 Ryanair ^         19.94 62.40 5.43 1.55 258
6 BA CityFlyer         21.89 59.31 10.61 0.47 1,074
  AVERAGE ALL 6 AIRLINES > > > 19.07 65.52 7.44 0.66 17,579
^ - Ryanair commenced STN-MAD during October 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 Iberia         18.09 64.70 6.38 0.39 5,592
2 CityJet ^^         19.29 59.42 6.33 0.43 695
3 easyJet       19.41 61.66 7.50 0.51 4,121
4 British Airways       23.09 55.53 9.28 0.44 5,700
5 BA CityFlyer ^         25.46 51.65 11.80 0.76 1,059
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 20.57 59.91 7.95 0.46 17,167
^ - BA CityFlyer services operated as BA Connect during January and February 2007
^^ - CityJet operated LCY-MAD between April 2007 and 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 BA Connect ^^         17.40 61.25 5.00 0.00 160
2 bmi British Midland *         17.51 58.64 3.70 0.00 162
3 easyJet       20.81 60.58 7.80 0.68 3,511
4 British Airways       23.55 56.12 10.05 0.56 5,739
5 Iberia         24.58 54.88 9.92 1.15 4,849
6 Air Madrid ^         35.49 55.56 24.44 2.22 90
  AVERAGE ALL 6 AIRLINES > > > 23.17 56.87 9.43 0.79 14,511
^ - Air Madrid commenced LGW-MAD during October 2006
^^ - BA Connect commenced LCY-MAD during October 2006
* - bmi British Midland discontinued LHR-MAD 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 bmi British Midland         13.13 74.59 3.02 0.41 728
2 easyJet       15.81 71.17 5.18 0.32 2,782
3 British Airways       22.87 55.98 8.68 0.61 5,773
4 Iberia         23.68 53.14 9.00 0.58 4,332
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 21.16 59.18 7.76 0.53 13,615
 

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 Air Europa *         14.06 72.89 5.63 0.00 284
2 bmi British Midland         15.49 68.33 4.89 0.11 900
3 easyJet       15.85 69.33 6.20 0.27 2,243
4 British Airways       17.35 66.24 5.63 0.49 5,773
5 Iberia         17.66 65.18 6.17 0.39 4,345
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 17.01 66.69 5.85 0.38 13,545
* - Air Europa discontinued LGW-MAD during August 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 Air Europa         9.22 82.16 2.87 0.34 1,183
2 British Airways       12.94 75.04 4.02 0.28 6,066
3 bmi British Midland         13.19 73.62 4.48 0.21 1,452
4 Iberia         13.74 72.64 4.33 0.35 4,320
5 easyJet       16.67 73.34 8.27 0.55 2,164
  AVERAGE ALL 5 AIRLINES > > > 13.43 74.53 4.67 0.34 15,185
 

 
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