Airport News

Edinburgh Airport 'had most flights leave on time in Q4 2008'

Tue, 24 Mar, 2009

Edinburgh Airport had the highest number of flights leave at the scheduled time for the fourth quarter of 2008 out of a number of monitored locations, it has been reported.

The Civil Aviation Authority released figures showing how well ten airports performed for the fourth quarter of 2008.

It found that the Scottish capital's facility had 83 per cent of aircrafts leave on time.

Overall, the average delay on scheduled flights for all the monitored airports collectively decreased by four minutes compared to the same period in 2007, with Heathrow reducing its delays by seven minutes.

Gatwick, on the other hand, saw its average hold-up of chartered flights increase by two minutes – taking the length of time passengers had to spend waiting around up to 31 minutes. It was the only airport in this segment that did not improve.

Edinburgh Airport, along with its facilities and car park, may have to be sold by BAA after instruction from the Competition Commission.

The organisation ordered the operator to sell either this airport or Glasgow once it has first traded Glasgow and Stansted.

Joe Evans

Go back to article index