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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between the five London airports and Sydney 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
1British Airways    13.5477.263.560.68730
2Qantas    15.8382.805.961.39721
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.6880.014.761.031,451

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    14.4476.823.290.41729
2Qantas    21.3373.696.891.24726
 ROUTE AVERAGE17.8875.265.090.821,455

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    11.3880.223.300.27728
2Virgin Atlantic Airways           15.0283.473.230.81248
3Qantas    19.0766.995.690.97721
 ROUTE AVERAGE15.1875.074.300.651,697

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
2Qantas    26.0265.389.102.21725
3British Airways    29.4973.947.542.61729
 ROUTE AVERAGE21.4674.476.741.652,182

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    12.0983.314.100.41731
2British Airways    19.3367.186.040.36844
3Qantas    30.8866.678.192.81891
 ROUTE AVERAGE21.3571.786.241.262,466

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
2British Airways    14.0976.343.980.351,433
3Qantas    24.9665.257.413.021,390
 ROUTE AVERAGE16.7374.054.731.323,553

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    14.6971.035.200.28711
2British Airways    22.0866.446.501.211,323
3Qantas    31.5163.937.742.811,317
 ROUTE AVERAGE24.2266.436.711.643,351

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 Virgin Atlantic         9.75 80.68 2.60 0.55 730
2 British Airways         16.89 72.45 4.21 0.57 1,401
3 Qantas         30.39 63.59 9.23 2.56 1,365
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 20.67 70.71 5.84 1.34 3,496
 


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         16.16 71.60 3.98 0.82 729
2 British Airways         22.07 58.84 6.47 0.69 1,453
3 Qantas         58.16 44.92 20.72 10.29 1,438
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 35.21 55.88 11.63 4.53 3,620
 


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         24.32 52.06 7.42 0.82 728
2 British Airways         26.61 44.15 9.35 0.62 1,454
3 Qantas         39.13 40.81 14.95 4.12 1,458
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 31.16 44.40 11.21 2.06 3,640
 

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         24.42 57.28 9.62 0.96 728
2 British Airways         27.05 56.43 7.98 1.24 1,453
3 Qantas         31.48 50.42 11.03 3.48 1,551
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 28.38 54.10 9.57 2.12 3,732
 

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 British Airways         17.83 70.06 5.44 0.48 1,453
2 Qantas         22.64 58.68 6.56 1.19 1,769
3 Virgin Atlantic         24.00 54.26 6.87 0.69 728
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 21.12 62.05 6.20 0.84 3,950
 

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 ^         18.16 64.86 2.70 0.00 37
2 British Airways         18.41 70.60 6.37 1.03 1,459
3 Qantas         19.20 61.35 4.40 0.75 1,591
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 18.82 65.76 5.31 0.87 3,087
^ - Virgin Atlantic commenced LHR-SYD during December 2004

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 British Airways         24.18 72.41 6.29 2.07 1,446
2 Qantas         25.16 55.25 7.75 1.50 1,200
  AVERAGE BOTH AIRLINES > > > 24.63 64.63 6.95 1.81 2,646
 

 
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