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Lufthansa takes punctuality honours

Mon, 14 Apr, 2008

Lufthansa was the most punctual airline operating scheduled services from London Heathrow Airport during 2007, according to official statistics.

Figures compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and published by show that Lufthansa's 20,810 flights during the year were an average of 12.22 minutes late.

The average delay for the 30 largest airlines running scheduled services from London Heathrow Airport was almost 20 minutes.

Marianne Sammann, Lufthansa's general manager for the UK and Ireland, said the figures showed why the airline has a reputation for reliability and "high service standards".

"This is particularly reassuring for passengers making onward connections through our main hubs of Frankfurt and Munich, as well as our developing mini-hubs at Dusseldorf and Hamburg," added Ms Sammann.

The CAA's figures show that bmi regional was the most punctual scheduled airline operating from the UK's airports last year, ahead of Eastern Airways and Brussels Airlines.

Joe Evans

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