Airport’s new award

Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport. - Credit: Archant

Bristol Airport has been named as the UK’s most punctual airport after more than 85 per cent of its flights arrived and departed on time during 2015.

The airport was ranked as the 10th most timely airport worldwide after data from 50 million flight records was analysed by global aviation provider OAG.

Some 86 per cent of Bristol’s flights arrived or departed within 15 minutes of the scheduled time in 2015 and the airport’s chief executive, Robert Sinclair, said the news was ‘important’.

Mr Sinclair said: “We are delighted that Bristol Airport has been rated the UK’s most punctual airport for the second year running, and one of the 10 best airports in the world in terms of on-time performance.

“In our busy modern world where time is precious, knowing that – nine times out of 10 – your flight will operate on time is important.

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“Of course, delays do still occur, but with uncongested airspace providing flexibility in the event of any disruption, we are in a strong position to keep inconvenience to our passengers to a minimum. This resilience is another reason increasing numbers of passengers from the South West and Wales are choosing to fly from Bristol.”

The news comes as the airport announced it will be putting on extra flights to and from Paris in February and March for customers watching the Six Nations.

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Extra flights from airline bmi regional will operate between Bristol and Paris on February 12, 13, 27 and 28, while more flights are also scheduled for March 18, 19 and 20. These will accommodate fans watching the Wales v France game in Cardiff on February 26 and the France v England game on March 19.

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