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London to Johannesburg
The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between the five London airports and Johannesburg for each year, and the year to date for which data is available.

All flights in both directions on the route are counted, by analysing the punctuality of both arrivals and depatures at the London airport(s).
 
  Most Punctual Airline on this Route
Year Airline Avg. Delay
2014 to date Virgin Atlantic 5.78 mins
2013 Virgin Atlantic 5.87 mins
2012 South African Awys 11.93 mins
2011 Virgin Atlantic 14.95 mins
2010 British Airways 17.19 mins
2009 British Airways 15.07 mins
2008 British Airways 21.96 mins
2007 Nationwide Air 19.59 mins
2006 Nationwide Air 18.42 mins
2005 British Airways 13.83 mins
2004 Nationwide Air 14.78 mins
2003 South African Awys 15.38 mins
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Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways          5.7887.261.390.00361
2South African Airways          8.4882.472.440.29696
3British Airways          23.3173.945.561.85756
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.1279.873.530.881,813

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    5.8788.461.100.00728
2South African Airways    13.9379.434.130.911,429
3British Airways    19.4576.185.711.351,629
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.7679.774.230.923,786

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1South African Airways    11.9384.342.880.841,424
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    19.7283.614.231.78732
3British Airways    26.5973.577.471.881,593
 ROUTE AVERAGE19.6879.625.091.473,749

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    14.9576.824.390.82729
2South African Airways    16.3580.214.141.481,354
3British Airways    18.2976.294.191.311,455
 ROUTE AVERAGE16.8677.904.211.273,538

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways    17.1975.105.991.481,687
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    17.5571.994.531.27707
3South African Airways    20.1976.256.471.231,221
 ROUTE AVERAGE18.2774.885.861.363,615

2009
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 British Airways         15.07 77.82 3.92 0.98 1,632
2 Virgin Atlantic         16.96 66.85 5.23 1.10 727
3 South African Airways         24.71 77.47 6.25 2.24 1,296
  AVERAGE ALL 3 AIRLINES > > > 18.87 75.51 5.01 1.45 3,655
 


2008
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Nationwide Air *         23.57 55.34 10.68 0.00 103
2 British Airways         21.96 59.47 7.41 0.62 1,458
3 South African Airways         29.49 59.17 9.87 1.96 1,428
4 Virgin Atlantic         30.33 54.77 12.03 2.07 723
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 26.53 58.32 9.35 1.40 3,712
* - Nationwide Air discontinued LGW-JNB during April 2008


2007
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Nationwide Air         19.59 58.59 5.81 0.00 396
2 British Airways         20.03 57.75 6.45 0.34 1,458
3 South African Airways         23.49 60.26 6.59 1.30 1,457
4 Virgin Atlantic         28.77 38.96 7.41 1.23 729
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 22.81 55.35 6.61 0.82 4,040
 

2006
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Nationwide Air         18.42 61.94 6.45 0.97 310
2 British Airways         18.66 64.52 5.41 0.34 1,460
3 South African Airways         21.60 61.07 6.54 0.70 1,423
4 Virgin Atlantic         30.39 36.08 8.37 1.10 729
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 21.89 57.78 6.45 0.66 3,922
 

2006
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 British Airways         13.83 71.76 3.79 0.28 1,452
2 South African Airways         17.76 71.14 4.24 0.76 1,438
3 Nationwide Air         18.22 64.47 5.92 0.99 304
4 Virgin Atlantic         21.84 51.44 5.50 0.41 727
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 17.10 67.20 4.44 0.54 3,921
 

2006
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Nationwide Air         14.78 72.90 3.23 0.32 310
2 South African Airways         15.46 71.63 3.58 0.69 1,452
3 British Airways         17.22 71.74 5.90 0.69 1,458
4 Virgin Atlantic         24.11 54.90 3.59 1.24 725
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 17.65 68.69 4.41 0.76 3,945
 

2006
  Operating from London Airports Avg. Delay (mins) OTP Within 15 mins (%) 1 hr+ late (%) 3 hrs+ late (%) Total Flights Analysed
Rank Airline LHR LGW LCY STN LTN
1 Nationwide Air ^         10.23 73.08 0.00 0.00 26
2 South African Airways         15.38 74.47 2.94 0.68 1,461
3 British Airways         20.80 71.18 7.08 1.31 1,454
4 Virgin Atlantic         20.22 62.96 4.25 1.23 729
  AVERAGE ALL 4 AIRLINES > > > 18.45 70.87 4.82 1.04 3,670
^ - Nationwide Air commenced LGW-JNB during November 2003

 
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