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This section shows punctuality and delay statistics for scheduled flights as measured at 24 UK Reporting Airports.

A range of specific route-level data is available for several scheduled airlines at these UK reporting airports, and this information can be accessed by selecting a page from the appropriate menu to the right.

Airport-level data is also available for scheduled flights featuring a delay 'league table' for each UK reporting airport by airline, by selecting an airport from the appropriate menu to the right.

The table below shows a league table of scheduled airline delays for the 40 largest operators at 24 UK reporting airports.

Recent summary statistics for UK & Ireland scheduled airline punctuality during the latest month or year to date for which data is available can be found on our Latest OTP page.

  
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Full Year
   Average Delay (mins.)Within 15 mins (%)> 1 hour late (%) 2016
Jan-Dec Flights Analysed
(Sample %)
 2016
Rank
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Qatar Airways1st9.813.48.47.480.873.583.285.72.84.02.01.37,271 (100%)
KLM (in detail)2nd6.76.88.47.888.387.685.986.51.71.62.51.938,725 (90%)
Aer Lingus (in detail)3rd8.88.710.18.783.683.580.182.43.22.73.32.627,530 (100%)
Scandinavian SAS (in detail)4th8.78.18.49.582.884.583.681.42.52.52.52.920,562 (100%)
Finnair5th8.08.28.89.683.683.281.179.61.91.81.72.25,323 (100%)
Lufthansa (in detail)6th9.69.210.210.080.581.178.079.62.42.02.22.327,879 (100%)
Air France7th9.57.98.710.181.683.382.278.72.81.81.82.59,135 (100%)
Aer Lingus Regional (in detail)8th10.78.711.510.382.585.981.780.64.23.24.13.024,732 (98%)
Delta Air Lines (in detail)9th10.110.310.411.084.583.285.483.73.84.03.94.18,351 (100%)
Iberia10th10.28.59.211.180.083.781.178.52.92.72.13.65,905 (100%)
Swiss Airlines (in detail)11th9.49.511.312.080.279.876.175.12.42.63.03.216,597 (100%)
Virgin Atlantic (in detail)12th10.010.012.512.182.182.279.378.33.43.54.84.421,784 (100%)
Alitalia13th9.69.412.312.381.981.775.475.92.83.24.24.16,901 (100%)
flybe (in detail)14th9.510.411.212.684.782.181.579.73.53.74.65.1149,375 (100%)
Etihad Airways15th14.720.820.212.772.760.159.876.55.56.76.50.04,283 (100%)
Blue Islands16th11.99.921.113.282.084.779.679.95.55.54.95.87,884 (100%)
Ryanair (in detail)17th9.311.211.113.583.979.279.974.82.42.72.94.0238,187 (98%)
BA CityFlyer (in detail)18th6.56.98.213.889.688.684.675.12.62.62.85.632,938 (100%)
Turkish Airlines19th10.512.215.214.079.874.667.671.13.03.14.03.310,724 (100%)
Brussels Airlines20th10.212.813.114.180.072.271.771.33.13.33.33.89,260 (100%)
Monarch Airlines (in detail)21st18.015.611.414.671.176.179.872.96.75.93.34.635,581 (100%)
British Airways (in detail)22nd15.413.814.014.772.875.774.374.35.24.64.65.1290,166 (100%)
Loganair (in detail)23rd11.512.219.415.084.282.774.478.55.15.59.97.326,038 (100%)
Emirates24th15.314.715.415.367.967.966.669.14.43.64.40.012,904 (100%)
Germanwings / Eurowings25th11.111.314.015.479.779.372.570.64.23.74.65.521,729 (100%)
Jet2 (in detail)26th15.313.612.815.774.478.577.671.65.54.84.35.641,151 (100%)
CityJet (in detail)27th6.97.511.816.288.587.578.771.42.62.74.36.518,670 (100%)
Air Canada28th16.319.617.016.273.671.172.170.15.36.05.65.47,609 (100%)
United Airlines (in detail)29th14.314.414.416.378.678.780.778.86.06.46.67.515,999 (100%)
Wizz Air (in detail)30th13.613.614.816.676.675.571.669.14.44.14.56.139,353 (100%)
Thomas Cook Airlines (in detail)31sttbc17.516.216.7tbc77.076.471.0tbc7.46.25.830,933 (100%)
Aurigny32nd13.812.116.616.879.882.278.276.65.64.46.66.910,145 (71%)
bmi Regional (in detail)33rd5.57.79.517.092.387.484.674.52.22.23.17.412,198 (100%)
TAP Air Portugal34th16.818.512.817.769.765.373.867.26.58.03.86.57,248 (100%)
Thomson Airways (in detail)35thtbc15.915.918.1tbc73.971.968.2tbc5.15.15.953,350 (100%)
Eastern Airways (in detail)36th11.012.313.718.585.882.280.674.35.65.75.58.314,535 (93%)
easyJet (in detail)37th9.912.215.620.083.778.371.665.03.44.26.18.7276,974 (100%)
American Airlines (in detail)38th14.817.418.721.175.176.075.273.25.87.28.49.916,043 (100%)
Norwegian Air Shuttle (in detail)39th9.611.616.525.582.179.570.756.92.83.35.310.628,843 (100%)
Vueling Airlines40th16.018.222.425.768.266.461.759.04.45.88.210.814,649 (100%)
2016 Ranking by Jan-Dec average delay (ascending). Analysis includes arrivals and departures at UK reporting airports.
Sample %: Proportion of flights analysed at 24 UK Reporting Airports compared with total flights at all UK airports for each airline.
Note that for pre-2015 statistics, data was gathered at 10 UK Reporting Airports and may not be directly comparable.

 
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