have translated summer success into the winter season for the first time since we began analysing data, to secure first place in the charter delay league table for winter 2011/12.
The accolade was achieved in one of the best winter seasons on record for charter flight punctuality
in the UK overall, with average delays of 21 minutes and 71% on-time performance, recorded during the five months of the year which have typically seen much longer delays in recent years.
Thomas Cook Airlines
was relegated into second position, having held the lead in winter timekeeping for charter flights for the last three years in a row.
charter flights had the longest delays, achieving less than 60% overall on-time performance.