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UK Airports Drop in Flight Punctuality, CAA Reports

By Juliet Van Wagenen | January 16, 2015
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[Avionics Today 01-16-2015] Flight punctuality at United Kingdom airports fell in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, according to the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). On-time performance of scheduled flights was 75 percent, five percentage points lower than the third quarter of last year. The five biggest airports in the country saw an overall reduction of six percent of on-time scheduled flights, falling from 79 percent to 73 percent in 2014.

Changes in on-time performance at individual airports varied considerably. The largest falls were at Luton (12 percent) and Gatwick (11 percent), followed by Stansted (9 percent), London City (4 percent) and finally Heathrow, which fell less than one percentage point. Five other airports were monitored; their performances also fell in a similar range.

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