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Heathrow worst airport for punctuality

Heathrow worst airport for punctuality

Heathrow has been named Britain’s worst airport for flight punctuality last year, according to recent figures collected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

» Airports - UK | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Telegraph
The data showed that only 76 per cent of flights departed or arrived on time at Heathrow, the lowest total among the ten UK airports being monitored.
 
The overall on-time performance (which the CAA defines as being less than 15 minutes late) of scheduled flights at the ten UK airports was 80 per cent, the same as it was during 2012.
 
The average delay across all scheduled flights between October and December 2013 was 12 minutes, which was also no improvement on that recorded in the last quarter of 2012.
 
Iain Osborne, Group Director for Regulatory Policy at the CAA, said: “While it is pleasing to see the majority of passengers arrived at their destination in good time at the end of last year, our figures show that too many people still had their flights disrupted by delays. We also know there were a number of cancellations during December that will have disrupted other passengers.
 
He said that while severe weather was to blame for some of the disruption, “there is still room for improvement”.
“Airports, airlines and air traffic control service providers all have a role to play in delivering that improvement and it is vital they work together to make sure fewer passengers have their journeys disrupted by delays and cancellations.”
 
A spokesman for Heathrow said it was vulnerable to poor punctuality because it has no slack in the system to cope with delays caused by bad weather.
 
“Heathrow is the only airport which has two runways operating at 99 per cent capacity with a flight taking off or landing every 45 seconds throughout the day,” he said. “A third runway at Heathrow would reduce delays, improve resilience and eliminate the routine sight of aircraft circling over London waiting to land.”
 
On-time performance at London airports increased by one per cent on 2012, to an average of 78 per cent between the fourth quarter of 2012 and the same quarter in 2013. Gatwick’s performance increased by two points to 79 per cent in the last quarter. Heathrow, Stansted and Luton’s on-time performances increased by one point to 75 per cent, 82 per cent and 81 per cent over that period respectively. London City Airport’s on-time performance remained unchanged from the last quarter at 87 per cent.
 
London City was criticised for being of little value to the capital this month but Declan Collier, the airport’s chief executive, defended a claim that Britain’s 15th biggest airport should close by speaking about plans for its expansion in the Financial Times today. The proposals are expected to double the number of passengers to six million within a decade.
 
The terminal has been granted permission to increase the number of flight take-offs and landings from 70,000 to 120,000 a year. However it is currently waiting for planning permission to extend the terminal as well as construct a new taxiway, aircraft stands and arrivals building. This would allow it to run more flights and use larger aircraft.

Telegraph
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