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2016 Punctuality Data Released

9 May 2017
 
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Punctuality data for the full year 2016 scheduled and low-cost airline punctuality has been uploaded across the site.

Qatar Airways 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.

BA CityFlyer, the most punctual carrier at UK airports during 2015, made a rare fall to 18th position in 2016.

Vueling, 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.

flybe 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
  Average
Delay
(mins.)
Within
15 mins
(%)
Flights Analysed
Qatar Airways 7.4 85.7 7,271
KLM 7.8 86.5 38,725
Aer Lingus 8.7 82.4 27,530
Scandinavian SAS 9.5 81.4 20,562
Finnair 9.6 79.6 5,323
  Average
Delay
(mins.)
Within
15 mins
(%)
Flights Analysed
Eastern Airways 18.5 74.3 14,535
easyJet 20.0 65.0 276,974
American Airlines 21.1 73.2 16,043
Norwegian Air Shuttle 25.5 56.9 28,843
Vueling 25.7 59.0 14,649
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