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London to Washington
The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between the five London airports and Washington 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       7.8984.313.020.00529
2United Airlines       13.7382.344.661.311,608
3British Airways       18.7071.286.541.421,055
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.4079.015.011.133,192

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    12.0376.893.450.211,419
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    12.5985.494.270.85703
3United Airlines    14.0281.746.121.272,125
 ROUTE AVERAGE13.1280.744.920.854,247

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    6.9089.063.020.29695
2United Airlines    13.6181.136.451.222,125
3British Airways    15.3174.585.260.501,806
 ROUTE AVERAGE13.2779.775.470.804,626

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    7.1086.892.850.00702
2United Airlines    12.8280.394.970.842,494
3British Airways    18.6771.025.771.242,012
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.3177.654.990.885,208

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    7.7187.062.700.28703
2British Airways    16.2371.455.260.742,014
3United / Continental    18.9869.047.861.272,442
 ROUTE AVERAGE16.3772.446.140.935,159

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    9.7382.423.800.42711
2United Airlines    14.0080.795.851.352,514
3British Airways    14.1174.084.540.512,157
 ROUTE AVERAGE13.4878.325.050.895,382

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1United Airlines    14.1174.675.780.482,092
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    19.7566.247.151.72699
3British Airways    21.7162.117.331.002,006
 ROUTE AVERAGE18.1168.196.630.884,797

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         12.96 79.14 5.00 0.77 2,479
2 Virgin Atlantic         15.10 74.79 5.23 0.83 841
3 British Airways         16.48 68.02 5.49 0.62 1,948
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 14.60 74.34 5.22 0.72 5,268
 


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 United Airlines         15.15 74.34 5.50 0.70 2,564
2 Virgin Atlantic         19.39 69.19 7.28 1.18 1,016
3 British Airways         21.48 58.33 6.54 0.60 2,004
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 18.20 67.66 6.20 0.75 5,584
 


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         15.18 75.07 5.39 0.66 2,595
2 Virgin Atlantic         18.99 64.69 8.12 0.46 1,096
3 British Airways         24.54 48.66 8.78 0.81 1,720
4 MAXjet *         53.41 33.54 32.91 5.06 158
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 19.91 63.69 7.76 0.79 5,569
* - MAXjet did not operate STN-IAD between February and April 2007 nor after October 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         13.50 75.49 4.39 0.50 2,595
2 British Airways         20.87 59.91 6.63 0.99 1,811
3 Virgin Atlantic         21.44 56.32 7.69 0.69 728
4 MAXjet         40.15 64.34 14.34 7.72 272
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 18.38 67.13 6.09 1.05 5,406
 

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         14.49 75.71 4.57 1.05 2,581
2 British Airways         15.00 72.05 3.41 0.49 2,025
3 Virgin Atlantic         22.04 55.37 7.16 0.55 726
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 15.71 71.55 4.48 0.77 5,332
 

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         15.60 75.06 4.87 0.80 2,113
2 United Airlines         16.73 70.18 5.68 0.90 2,448
3 Virgin Atlantic         24.65 49.04 7.33 1.08 832
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 17.51 68.83 5.62 0.89 5,393
 

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         12.33 79.05 4.23 0.71 2,411
2 British Airways         13.27 78.01 4.89 0.48 1,883
3 Virgin Atlantic         21.11 68.57 6.26 1.39 719
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 13.94 77.16 4.77 0.72 5,013
 

 
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