Published on Monday, March 7, 2016
Punctuality at UK airports dipped to a five-year low last summer as passenger numbers rose to record levels.
According to the latest figures from the Civil Aviation Authority, overall on-time performance at 24 UK airports dropped from 76% to 73% in the July to September period, compared with the same three months in 2014.
Punctuality at London airports dropped from 73% to 69% and, although regional airports performed better, punctuality still slipped from 80% to 77%.
Across all 24 airports, the average delay rose by one minute to 15 minutes compared to summer 2014.
Punctuality at London Gatwick was the lowest, with an average delay of 23 minutes, even worse than last summer's 21 minutes.
Average delays at London Heathrow, meanwhile, rose slightly from 14 minutes to 15 minutes year-on-year.
London Stansted improved its performance the most, shaving two minutes off average delays to 12 minutes.
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