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Gatwick airfield annals biggest arise in series of moody delays

November 15th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • 247 million people upheld by 24 UK airports in a 12 months to June
  • Almost a entertain of flights during slightest 15 mins late between Apr and June
  • Leeds Bradford had a biggest alleviation in series of on-time flights 

John Hutchinson for MailOnline

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UK airports are a busiest they have ever been – though that means some-more delays for passengers.  

Some 247 million people upheld by 24 of a country’s categorical airports in a 12 months to June, creation it a busiest duration given annals began.

This is believed to have contributed to a rebate in altogether punctuality, with roughly a entertain of flights during slightest 15 mins late between Apr and June. 

Gatwick Airport available a biggest arise in moody delays from a same duration in 2014

Gatwick Airport available a biggest arise in moody delays from a same duration in 2014

Some 21 per cent of flights were behind in a same duration final year.

London Gatwick gifted a biggest decrease in on-time flights, down from 74 per cent to 67 per cent. Leeds Bradford had a biggest improvement, adult from 81 per cent to 86 per cent.

The total were published by a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

A orator for Gatwick Airport told MailOnline Travel: ‘Gatwick operates a world’s busiest singular runway airfield and strives to get all flights divided on time. 

‘However several incidents over Gatwick’s control shabby a airport’s altogether performance, including network intrusion opposite European airspace, Air Traffic Control strikes as good as inauspicious continue that influenced some scheduling. 

‘Gatwick has some-more flights to Europe than any UK airfield and can therefore be impacted disproportionately by events on a continent. 

‘We will continue to work closely with all third parties to broach newcomer knowledge of a tip level.’

HOW UK AIRPORTS MATCH UP ON FLIGHT DELAYS

 

Percentage of flights on time 2015

Percentage of flights on time 2015

Percentage of flights on time 2014

Percentage difference

 

Gatwick

Heathrow

London City

Luton

Southend

Stansted

Aberdeen

Belfast City

Belfast International 

Birmingham

Bournemouth

Bristol

Cardiff

Doncaster Sheffield

Durham Tees Valley

East Midlands

Edinburgh

Exeter*

Glasgow

Jersey

Leeds Bradford

Liverpool

Manchester

Newcastle

Southampton

67%

74%

87%

72% 

86% 

81%  

84%

85% 

83% 

85% 

84% 

82% 

78%

74%

86%

81%

79%

82%

77% 

74%

86% 

80%

76%

84%

83% 

74%

77%

90%

75% 

Data not recorded

80% 

81% 

84% 

87% 

82% 

85% 

83% 

82% 

80%

88%

82% 

82%

Data not recorded

82%

79% 

81%

85% 

79%

85%

81% 

 -7

-3

-3

-3 

N/A

+1 

+3

+1 

-4 

+3

-1 

-1 

-4 

-6 

-2

-1

-3 

N/A

-5 

-5 

+5 

-5 

-3

-1

+2 

London Gatwick gifted a biggest decrease in on-time flights, down from 74 per cent to 67 per cent

London Gatwick gifted a biggest decrease in on-time flights, down from 74 per cent to 67 per cent

Meanwhile, on a other side of a coin, Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s aviation expansion executive said: ‘Leeds Bradford Airport works tough with a airlines to broach a high turn of on time opening and a CAA research clearly shows that this joining has delivered a best outcome of any UK airfield with 86 per cent of LBA’s flights vacating on time.

‘With brief cab times to a runway, depart gates no some-more than a 5 mins transport from confidence and an airfield group that is dedicated to improving patron service, we are unapproachable that Leeds Bradford has been means to register a tip year on year alleviation opposite a UK.’ 

The CAA’s process director, Tim Johnson, said: ‘UK airports have now seen a strongest initial dual buliding for newcomer numbers given annals began, that has also led to a tip ever newcomer total for a 12-month period.

‘However, in line with this poignant newcomer growth, and a boost in blurb flights, there has also been a slight rebate in punctuality opposite several airports. 

‘This highlights a ongoing pressures both on runway and airspace ability in a South East in particular.

‘The awaiting of continued increases in direct for atmosphere transport underlines a significance of addressing aviation ability both on a belligerent and in a air.’

 

 

 


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