The punctuality of flights at ten of the UK’s major airports declined slightly between April and June compared to the same period in 2009.
This is according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which showed that on-time performance between the two months stood at 78 percent, a decline of four percent from last year’s corresponding period.
London City was the only airport to record an increased punctuality rate, with on-time performance rising by one percent.
The largest punctuality increases were recorded at Gatwick and Luton, which fell by ten percent and nine percent respectively.
It was also revealed that, during the second quarter of this year, there were 318,000 scheduled flights and 23,000 charter services – a nine percent and 11 percent decline respectively from 2009’s totals.
Last month, the CAA estimated that 13,000 British holidaymakers had been left stranded abroad following the collapse of Kiss Flights, which ceased trading on August 17th.