The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has named Leeds Bradford Airport has been named for the second consecutive quarter 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 Q3 2015 and included on time performance statistics from across the UK airports covering 5 London and 19 regional airports.
Leeds Bradford Airport recorded the biggest improvement in on time performance, up by 3 percentage points on Q3 2014 – one of only 5 UK airports registering any year on year improvement.
Passengers had an average delay of only 10 minutes in Q3 2015 whilst the figure across all UK airports was 15 minutes. By comparison in Q3 2014 LBA’s average delay was 11 minutes.
Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Aviation Development Director said:
Leeds Bradford Airport are very pleased that our hard work working closely with our airline partners has delivered once again a high and improving level of on time performance.
The CAA analysis shows that our commitment has delivered the best result of any UK airport with 84% 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, new boarding zones 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.