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03 January 2012 09:07
Air passengers faced fewer delays at UK airports last summer, official figures show
Recent official figures have shown that flight punctuality in UK airports has significantly improved.
According to data from the UK Civil Aviation Authority, air passengers who took flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, London City, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports faced fewer delays last summer.
On-time charter flights during the period from July to September in 2011 improved by 10% to 73%, compared with the same period of 2010.
The average delay across all charter flights in the third quarter of 2011 was 22 minutes, an improvement on 30 minutes recorded during the same period of last year.
Despite an increase of 0.4% of scheduled flights in summer 2011, on-time performance for the flights at the 10 airports improved by 7% on 2010 summer figures.
The airports experienced improved timings on 79% of scheduled flights in July-September 2011, while the proportion for the same period last year stood at 72%.
However, despite the data showing improved timings, people may find it useful to have a
travel insurance policy in place, which may provide cover for any delays.
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