Analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (Civil Aviation Authority (UK): Oversees and regulates all aspects of aviation in the UK. It was established under the Civil Aviation Act in 1972.) data has found that Stansted was the worst UK airport for delays in 2018.
According to research by the Press Association, passengers at the country’s fourth-busiest hub experienced average delays of 25 minutes. Stansted has blamed “adverse weather and air traffic control issues”.
The data revealed that Belfast City airport had the best performance, with an average delay of eight minutes, followed closely by Liverpool at ten minutes. Doncaster Sheffield, Exeter and Bournemouth all had delays of 12 minutes.
Birmingham and Luton were the joint second-worst hubs with average delays of 19 minutes.
The Press Association included data from both scheduled and charter flights in its investigation, but not cancelled services. Average delays across all 24 airports were 16 minutes in 2018.
According to Stansted airport, a multi-million pound investment by Ryanair is helping to improve punctuality.