Birmingham Airport named as world’s most punctual airport

Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

birmingham-airportIn 2016, Birmingham Airport was the most punctual in the world and both Monarch and Newcastle Airports topped time-keeping lists. Aviation analysts OAG’s 2016 Punctuality League shows Birmingham’s on-time performance for more than 100,000 scheduled flights measured at 91.28%, a figure unbeaten by the rest of the world. Newcastle Airport was the most punctual one in the small airports category with 2.5 to 5 million seats with a score of 90.94%.


Monarch Airport was also among the most punctual low cost carrier in the world with an on-time performance of 85.67% while also made the top 10 in fourth position with a score of 82.64%. To quote John Grant, senior analyst at OAG, “The UK’s airports and airlines have always been leaders in the global aviation industry, delivering exceptionally high service levels.


The success of Birmingham is just another example of how the UK’s regional airports have created world-class facilities and networks that both connect their regional communities to the world, and provide valuable economic growth. Congratulations to Birmingham, Newcastle and Monarch.”


This news was welcomed by the Birmingham Airport. Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive said, “To be crowned the world’s most punctual airport in 2016 is a tremendous prize, particularly in the busiest twelve months in our 77 year history.” To quote Andrew Swaffield, chief executive at Monarch, “We are delighted to be recognised by OAG as the world’s most punctual low cost carrier in 2016 because we know how important punctuality is for our customers.”


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