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The following tables show a breakdown of airline punctuality for scheduled flights between the five London airports and New York 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).

Data relates to flights to and from John F Kennedy and Newark Airports.
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Year Airline Avg. Delay
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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
1La Compagnie       8.4487.053.310.30332
2Virgin Atlantic Airways       11.0380.933.780.383,152
3Air India              13.0070.734.880.0041
4Delta Air Lines       15.3479.365.731.461,570
5British Airways     15.6972.435.970.796,448
6United Airlines       16.3178.467.621.482,637
7American Airlines       23.4474.319.392.541,927
8Norwegian Air Shuttle       26.0766.738.822.39544
9Kuwait Airways       71.3021.5953.746.61227
 ROUTE AVERAGE16.7075.236.871.2016,878

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1La Compagnie             10.1586.212.590.86116
2Delta Air Lines    11.8683.054.620.942,448
3British Airways   12.6779.273.930.738,389
4Virgin Atlantic Airways    13.1877.464.940.764,233
5American Airlines    15.2177.456.011.462,129
6United Airlines    16.3179.237.281.583,491
7Norwegian Air Shuttle    31.7864.0911.973.50543
8Kuwait Airways    32.6759.2213.924.21309
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.2678.535.291.0921,658

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Virgin Atlantic Airways    11.0882.054.300.614,235
2Delta Air Lines    11.1982.134.760.472,121
3American Airlines    14.7478.186.001.182,282
4United Airlines    15.1978.306.441.323,480
5British Airways   15.9073.565.380.788,956
6Norwegian Air Shuttle          27.7951.9212.821.28156
7Kuwait Airways    33.1748.2219.740.65309
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.5876.815.600.8521,539

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1Delta Air Lines    10.8182.093.550.602,166
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    10.9281.824.030.594,242
3United Airlines    12.3680.594.780.973,493
4American Airlines    13.7376.405.260.672,987
5British Airways   16.7570.766.271.038,132
6Kuwait Airways    21.5362.428.501.31306
 ROUTE AVERAGE13.9176.395.200.8421,326

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1American Airlines    12.7575.724.640.423,361
2Virgin Atlantic Airways    13.4179.664.910.823,648
3Delta Air Lines    13.5977.635.070.882,150
4British Airways   15.5772.804.750.708,056
5United / Continental    16.3972.346.610.923,482
6Kuwait Airways    32.0252.1216.292.28307
 ROUTE AVERAGE14.9274.585.270.7521,004

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways   12.4277.794.360.528,104
2Delta Air Lines    13.0580.915.131.072,143
3Continental Airlines    14.1978.425.281.343,503
4Virgin Atlantic Airways    14.4176.805.950.833,513
5American Airlines    14.7775.806.120.762,909
6Kuwait Airways    30.0252.6518.540.66302
 ROUTE AVERAGE13.7277.405.330.8120,474

Operating airportsOperating monthsAverage
delay
(mins)
Operated
within 15
mins (%)
Over
1 hour
late (%)
Over
3 hours
late (%)
Total
flights
analysed
RankAirlineLHRLGWLCYSTNLTNJFMAMJJASOND
1British Airways   17.9170.676.551.007,004
2Continental Airlines    18.8769.287.211.412,689
3American Airlines    20.3167.368.741.253,192
4Virgin Atlantic Airways    23.4762.049.251.423,459
5Delta Air Lines    23.7462.1211.711.371,605
6Kuwait Airways    38.7546.5620.663.61305
 ROUTE AVERAGE20.3967.108.231.2618,254


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 ^     14.05 76.32 4.91 0.63 7,124
2 American Airlines         14.08 75.97 5.36 0.67 3,284
3 Kuwait Airways         16.49 62.58 5.81 0.32 310
4 Virgin Atlantic         16.86 70.11 6.48 0.57 3,516
5 Delta Air Lines         18.52 74.05 8.63 1.82 1,426
6 Continental Airlines         20.28 66.09 8.55 1.05 2,094
7 Air India *         35.39 36.78 16.67 1.72 174
  AVERAGE ALL 7 AIRLINES > > > 15.94 73.04 6.15 0.78 17,928
^ - British Airways commenced LCY-JFK and discontinued LGW-JFK during September 2009
* - Air India discontinued LHR-JFK during March 2009


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 EOS Airlines *         11.57 83.64 5.25 0.81 495
2 Silverjet **         12.98 76.51 4.02 0.60 498
3 Delta Air Lines ^       15.00 77.10 6.31 1.28 1,568
4 British Airways ^^^       20.09 62.73 7.21 0.81 7,494
5 American Airlines ***       20.16 67.11 9.04 1.26 3,962
6 Virgin Atlantic         24.50 57.24 10.49 1.23 4,146
7 Continental Airlines ^^       25.06 58.33 10.35 1.75 2,347
8 Kuwait Airways         28.56 52.40 12.78 1.92 313
9 Zoom Airlines ****         39.14 62.00 14.67 5.33 150
10 Air India         41.78 36.00 21.76 2.08 625
  AVERAGE ALL 10 AIRLINES > > > 21.64 62.91 8.89 1.19 21,598
^ - Delta Air Lines commenced LHR-JFK during March 2008, discontinued LGW-JFK during August 2008
^^ - Continental Airlines commenced LHR-EWR during March 2008, discontinued LGW-EWR during October 2008
^^^ - British Airways commenced LGW-JFK during October 2008
* - EOS Airlines discontinued STN-JFK during April 2008
** - Silverjet discontinued LTN-EWR during May 2008
*** - American Airlines discontinued STN-JFK during July 2008
**** - Zoom Airlines discontinued LGW-JFK during August 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 EOS Airlines         17.24 69.04 6.76 0.70 1,434
2 American Airlines ^^       20.30 64.83 8.63 1.24 4,274
3 Delta Air Lines         24.54 61.90 13.54 1.40 1,071
4 Silverjet         25.00 62.10 9.89 2.41 789
5 Continental Airlines         25.49 53.47 11.16 1.01 1,685
6 British Airways         26.02 51.14 10.70 1.05 7,446
7 Virgin Atlantic         29.02 47.15 12.17 1.32 4,322
8 Kuwait Airways         40.08 41.29 22.26 2.26 310
9 MAXjet         46.82 45.48 23.65 5.25 609
10 Air India         86.00 19.94 43.21 11.91 722
11 Zoom Airlines ^         106.63 35.00 44.69 21.25 320
  AVERAGE ALL 11 AIRLINES > > > 28.58 53.62 12.48 1.92 22,982
^ - Zoom Airlines commenced LGW-JFK during June 2007
^^ - American Airlines commenced STN-JFK during October 2007

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 Delta Air Lines ^         13.50 77.17 3.26 1.09 92
2 EOS Airlines         17.99 64.36 5.42 0.58 867
3 United Airlines *         19.34 62.81 5.86 1.17 597
4 Continental Airlines         20.46 61.76 8.35 0.68 1,629
5 American Airlines         21.10 60.97 7.77 1.10 4,094
6 British Airways         25.38 53.21 10.40 1.01 7,059
7 Virgin Atlantic         29.09 48.89 10.74 1.77 3,948
8 Kuwait Airways         30.79 46.18 14.65 1.27 314
9 MAXjet         38.86 52.73 16.20 3.80 605
10 Air India         60.43 20.06 33.47 5.65 708
  AVERAGE ALL 10 AIRLINES > > > 26.02 54.23 10.44 1.39 19,913
^ - Delta Air Lines commenced LGW-JFK during November 2006
* - United Airlines discontinued LHR-JFK during October 2006

2005
  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 United Airlines         13.76 75.12 4.84 0.55 1,282
2 Continental Airlines         17.79 65.51 5.64 0.52 1,525
3 British Airways         20.06 64.63 6.42 1.11 6,936
4 American Airlines         20.58 62.76 8.19 0.81 4,189
5 Virgin Atlantic         22.28 56.18 7.28 0.85 3,544
6 EOS Airlines ^         24.99 62.89 17.53 0.00 97
7 Kuwait Airways         26.78 55.41 9.84 1.64 305
8 MAXjet ^^         36.27 54.65 18.60 3.49 86
9 Air India         47.34 30.14 21.81 4.31 720
  AVERAGE ALL 9 AIRLINES > > > 21.24 61.87 7.57 1.04 18,684
^ - EOS Airlines commenced STN-JFK during October 2005
^^ - MAXjet commenced STN-JFK during November 2005

2004
  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 United Airlines         11.21 83.43 3.65 0.69 1,454
2 Continental Airlines         14.98 69.56 4.68 0.28 1,452
3 British Airways         15.26 74.09 5.04 0.73 6,823
4 American Airlines         15.64 72.40 5.80 0.79 4,188
5 Kuwait Airways         18.91 65.37 7.44 0.97 309
6 Virgin Atlantic         29.33 49.66 11.36 1.86 3,548
7 Air India         37.22 44.38 14.52 3.97 730
  AVERAGE ALL 7 AIRLINES > > > 18.63 68.08 6.70 1.05 18,504
 

2003
  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 United Airlines         9.20 87.04 3.05 0.54 1,868
2 Continental         13.04 74.62 3.17 0.79 1,261
3 American Airlines         14.80 76.33 5.40 0.94 3,743
4 British Airways         15.22 77.37 5.02 1.06 7,008
5 Kuwait Airlines         22.03 64.75 8.27 1.44 278
6 Virgin Atlantic         24.18 63.15 8.85 2.13 3,335
7 Air India         60.40 45.38 19.03 7.59 725
  AVERAGE ALL 7 AIRLINES > > > 17.91 73.89 6.08 1.42 18,218
 

 
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