Bristol Airport top in flight punctuality, offers new routes

Bristol Airport leads the world’s best when it comes to flight punctuality according to OAG’s Punctuality League, with an on-time performance rating of 94.4 per cent, the airport said in a release.

The league tables were prepared by OAG, a global aviation information provider, and are based on 43.5 million flight records from 4,000 airports worldwide. The report covers the 2014 calendar year and is based on the proportion of flights arriving and departing within 15 minutes of the scheduled time.

Commenting on the world ranking, Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport’s CEO, said: ‘We are delighted that Bristol Airport has topped the table in OAG’s Punctuality League measuring flight punctuality across the world in 2014.

‘This achievement is a joint effort and is testament to the collaborative approach taken by airlines, ground handlers and our own team. It demonstrates the advantages offered by regional airports such as Bristol, where airlines operate in uncongested airspace with greater flexibility and resilience in the event of any disruption. It also shows the clear benefits of our continued investment in infrastructure over the last decade or more, from the installation of a CATIII all-weather landing system to the construction of new boarding facilities such as the central walkway which opened last summer.’

Bristol Airport has recently announced new routes by Thomson and First Choice, as well as from airlines easyJet and Wizzair, offering more choice of destinations for Bristol sun seekers and holidaymakers.

easyJet has announced additional three new routes to its portfolio at Bristol Airport. From April and May 2015, the airline will start flying to Bilbao, Isle of Man and Zante. This is in addition to the four new routes to Gibraltar, Porto, Lanzarote and Catania announced for summer 2015.

In addition, Wizz Air said that it will operate a twice-weekly service to Katowice, Poland from June 26, 2015.