Punctuality data for the full year 2016 scheduled
airline punctuality has been uploaded across the site.
led the scheduled airlines league table with an average delay of 7.4 minutes, with KLM
taking runner-up position for the year at 7.8 minutes, followed by Aer Lingus
and Scandinavian SAS
, the most punctual carrier at UK airports during 2015, made a rare fall to 18th position in 2016.
, which operates flights between the UK and several Spanish destinations, had the worst timekeeping at UK airports among the 40 largest scheduled airlines we analyse with their average flight operating 25.7 minutes behind schedule. Only marginally better was Norwegian
timekeeping at 25.5 minutes, with American Airlines
(21.1 minutes) and easyJet
(20.0 minutes) also suffering poor timekeeping during 2016.
was the most punctual of the low cost carriers
we analyse achieving an average delay of 12.6 minutes, with Ryanair
in second place for the year with an average delay of 13.5 minutes.
The Key Routes
section has also been fully updated for the full year 2016.
The Best (and Worst) of 2016
The following table shows the 5 most punctual and 5 least punctual scheduled airlines based on our analysis of the 35 largest airlines operating scheduled flights at 24 UK Reporting Airports
during 2016 (Jan-Dec), based on average delay. The full table can be seen on our scheduled airlines page
Top 5 at UK Reporting Airports - Jan-Dec 2016
Bottom 5 at UK Reporting Airports - Jan-Dec 2016