Birmingham Airport recorded the best overall flight punctuality of any UK airport operating both scheduled and full service charter flights in the third quarter of 2013.
During the busiest period of the year (July to September), 88% of scheduled flights and 90% of charter services operated on-time; the biggest on-time percentage recorded.
The Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) quarterly punctuality report highlighted Birmingham as having the biggest increase in flight on-time performance out of any UK airport – six percentage points on scheduled services and five percentage points on charter flights – compared to the same quarter of 2012.
Birmingham Airport also reduced the length of delays from eleven minutes to eight on scheduled services and from nine minutes to eight on charter flights, compared to Q3 2012.
These were the shortest delays of any UK airport outside of London – and a better performance than the national average, which recorded 12 minute delays on scheduled services and 16 minutes on charter.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s CEO, said, “These results are testament to the team effort at Birmingham and the hard work that’s been put in over the last few years to deliver a world class airport.
“We’re therefore really proud to have come top of the punctuality charts for Q3 2013 and hope that this demonstrates, to those who have not yet experienced what Birmingham has to offer, the benefit of travelling through an efficient and convenient airport.”
During July and September 2013, Birmingham Airport handled a total of 3,030,192 passengers (2,303,610 scheduled and 726,582 charter).
The full CAA punctuality report can be found here