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Punctuality title claimed by bmi

Fri, 28 Mar, 2008

The most punctual airline operating scheduled services to and from the UK's airports during 2007 was bmi regional, according to a new report.

Statistics compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and published by showed that bmi regional's services suffered from an average delay of just 5.89 minutes last year.

In addition to the taking the overall title, bmi regional was also named as the most punctual airline flying from Manchester Airport, Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport.

The overall runners-up spot was filled by Eastern Airways, which had an average delay of 6.39 minutes and was found to be the most regularly on-time carrier operating from Newcastle Airport and Birmingham Airport.

Eastern's chief operating officer Chris Holliday said the findings were a reflection of the efforts the airline's staff made to ensure flights departed on time.

"We strive to provide the best service possible by setting ourselves tough punctuality targets and will always aim to continue improving our on-time performance," added Mr Holliday.

The CAA's figures placed Ryanair tenth and easyJet 20th in the punctuality rankings.

Joe Evans

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