Birmingham and Newcastle named as world’s most punctual airports

If you’re looking to get your holiday or business trip off to a ‘flying’ start, then head for Birmingham or Newcastle airports to dodge the delays…

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Birmingham Airport has been revealed as the world’s ‘most punctual’ medium-sized airport: Image credit

Birmingham Airport has been revealed as the most punctual facility in the world, with more than 91 per cent of flights leaving and arriving on time, according to new data released by air travel intelligence company.

The league table looked at medium-sized airports with with 5-10m departing seats per annum.

Topping the league, Birmingham ‘landed’ the award ahead of international airports Osaka in Japan with 89.68 per cent punctuality and Panama City at 89.56.

The Midlands airport also topped also beat contenders from countries such as Brazil, America, Germany and Australia to claim the global crown.

Birmingham’s success also comes in a busy year for the airport, with new routes introduced to the likes of to Doha, Lisbon and Bucharest.

The airport’s top-performing route for punctuality was its Dublin service, with more than 95 per cent of journeys leaving on time.

The top 10 medium-sized airport for punctuality in 2016

Birmingham Airport 91.28%
Osaka 89.68%
Panama City 89.56%
Belo Horizonte 88.49%
Cologne Bonn 88.27%
Cape Town 86.06%
Milan Bergamo 85.87%
Perth 85.86%
Bahrain 85.49%
Adelaide 84.90%

Top honours for Birmingham APH airport parking

Along with a great year for the airport itself, APH Birmingham also proved a winner in 2016 – being named the Best Airport Parking Company at the 2016 British Travel Awards for the seventh consecutive year.


This award is even more relevant, because it’s voted for by the travelling public. We’re also proud to reveal that APH Birmingham has a customer satisfaction rating of 9.1/10.

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Newcastle takes top spot for small airport punctuality

Winner... Newcastle Airport

Winner… Newcastle Airport: Image credit

In another strong showing for Brit airports, Newcastle ranked 1st for punctuality in the Small Airports category of facilities with capacity between 2.5 and 5 million seats.

Figures from OAG also reveal that Birmingham and Newcastle were two out of just three airports globally that achieved an on-time rating of over 90 per cent in 2016.

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