Leeds Bradford airport confirmed as top UK airport for on time performance

18 November 2015

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has been named as the UK airport having the highest percentage of on time flights and also the airport registering the largest year on year improvement.

The CAA analysis covered the period Q2 2015 and included performance statistics from 24 UK airports.

Leeds Bradford Airport saw the biggest improvement in on time performance, up by 5 percentage points on Q2 2014 with three minutes shaved off average delays - one of only 6 UK airports registering any year on year improvement.

LBA passengers had an average delay of 9 minutes in Q2 2015 whilst the figure across all UK airports was 13 minutes. By comparison in Q2 2014 LBA's average delay was 12 minutes which matched the UK average.

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport's Aviation Development Director commented:

"Leeds Bradford Airport works hard with our airlines to deliver a high and improving level of on time performance and the CAA analysis clearly shows that this commitment has delivered the best result of any UK airport with 86% of LBA's flights departing on time.

With short taxi times to the runway, departure gates no more than a 5 minutes walk from security and an airport team that is dedicated to improving customer service, we are proud that Leeds Bradford has been able to register the highest year on year improvement across the UK."


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