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London City Airport still most punctual in UK

London City Airport [LCY] continued with its strong punctuality record in the first quarter of 2013, according to official statistics.

LCY again recorded the best on-time performance for scheduled flights of the ten UK airports monitored, at 86 per cent during January to March, and the shortest average delay of just 8.22 minutes.

Darren Grover, Chief Operating Officer at London City Airport said: “The hard work of the LCY team continues to set us above other UK airports and provide the most punctual flights for our passengers. London City Airport prides itself on the convenience it offers to passengers, from the ease of access from central London, to the short time it takes to get through departures and arrivals, and the reliability of our service demonstrates that we are consistently delivering on that promise.”

The average on-time performance across all airports was 77.71 per cent and average delay 13.13 minutes.

The last week of June saw the busiest week on record at London City Airport, with 80,315 passengers travelling through. This beat the previous record set just a few weeks earlier. For more information on the figures visit www.flightontime.info.

Editors note

London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport situated in London itself, just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End and linked to all via the Docklands Light Railway.

Catering for over 3 million passengers and 70,000 movements annually, in 2012 LCY celebrated its millionth flight, 36 millionth passenger and 25 years of operation. LCY offers a unique rapid transit proposition – a short check in, door to lounge, and a shorter arrival, tarmac to train. 11 airlines fly out of LCY, serving 47 destinations, eight of which were new for 2012, with six further announced in 2013. The airport has permission to increase its operation to 120,000 movements per annum, which it intends to do by 2023.

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