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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between the five London airports and Shanghai 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
1Virgin Atlantic Airways       9.3985.613.410.76528
2China Eastern Airlines       13.5679.257.660.19535
3British Airways       20.9172.536.901.62739
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.3578.366.100.941,802

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    14.8177.386.261.00703
2China Eastern Airlines    15.9278.956.581.17684
3British Airways    23.1868.149.241.38725
 ROUTE AVERAGE18.0474.727.391.182,112

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1China Eastern Airlines    11.8082.454.140.79507
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    15.3776.175.251.13705
3British Airways    30.5859.4813.741.79728
 ROUTE AVERAGE20.1571.558.141.291,940

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1China Eastern Airlines    13.5276.435.480.95420
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    14.5074.895.551.02685
3British Airways    30.5457.5713.714.00700
 ROUTE AVERAGE20.5068.538.702.161,805

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1China Eastern Airlines    7.9483.491.200.24418
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    8.6684.621.890.44689
3British Airways    18.6965.336.740.80623
 ROUTE AVERAGE12.1077.403.470.521,730

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1China Eastern Airlines    11.8280.144.550.48418
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    17.3277.685.440.84717
3British Airways    19.5167.059.340.98610
 ROUTE AVERAGE16.7774.566.590.801,745

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1China Eastern Airlines      24.2160.3214.190.97310
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    31.4950.6016.821.49672
3British Airways    32.6648.1216.171.88532
 ROUTE AVERAGE30.4151.7216.051.521,514

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         20.57 63.92 9.02 0.78 510
2 Virgin Atlantic         24.04 54.62 10.80 0.78 639
3 China Eastern *         25.26 81.48 5.56 3.70 54
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 22.63 59.77 9.81 0.91 1,203
* - China Eastern discontinued LHR-PVG during March 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 Virgin Atlantic         22.42 55.72 7.45 0.69 725
2 British Airways         34.04 41.15 17.10 1.19 503
3 China Eastern         34.86 58.36 16.41 1.82 329
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 28.80 51.57 12.46 1.09 1,557
 


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 Virgin Atlantic         16.58 69.49 5.83 0.69 721
2 British Airways         26.39 46.15 10.19 0.77 520
3 China Eastern         34.36 59.41 13.20 1.47 409
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 24.08 59.64 9.03 0.91 1,650

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 Virgin Atlantic         18.24 67.17 6.73 0.96 728
2 British Airways         25.18 50.67 10.56 0.58 521
3 China Eastern         46.96 35.11 27.23 1.70 470
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 28.19 53.40 13.50 1.05 1,719

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 British Airways         15.94 64.12 4.32 0.33 301
2 Virgin Atlantic         23.17 59.78 11.49 0.54 557
3 China Eastern         29.39 52.29 11.33 0.96 415
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 23.49 58.37 9.74 0.63 1,273

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 Virgin Atlantic         25.06 58.61 10.29 1.05 476
2 China Eastern ^         28.98 58.48 13.84 1.79 224
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 26.31 58.57 11.43 1.29 700
^ - China Eastern commenced LHR-PVG during June 2004

 
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