UK’s worst airlines for delays named

Jet2 has been named the worst UK airline for delays in a new study.

The airline had an average delay of more than 35 minutes on flights to and from British airports, with 15 per cent of its flights more than one hour late.

Analysis of 35 different airlines, conducted by the website Flightontime.info, using official Civil Aviation Authority figures, revealed Bmi Regional, a subsidiary of Bmi, to be the best performing airline. It had an average delay of 7.1 minutes, with 89.7 per cent of its flights arriving or departing within 15 minutes of schedule.

The airline, which only operates domestic services, has been named the most punctual airline by Flightontime.info for the last seven years, and was followed by Lincolnshire-based Eastern Airways, City Jet and the Belgian airline VLM.

British Airways finished 20th in the study, with an average delay of just over 15 minutes and with three quarters of its flights arriving or departing within 15 minutes of schedule, ahead of Bmibaby (25th), easyJet (31st), Virgin Atlantic (33rd) and Monarch (34th).

Flybe and Ryanair were the best performing low-cost airlines, finishing 13th and 15th on the list, respectively.

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