UK airports where you are most likely to fly on time in 2024 named

British Airways Airbus A380 at London Heathrow airport
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On Tuesday night, British Airways passengers were left stranded on planes and faced massive queues at the airport.

In a struggle to locate their luggage, travellers were compelled to journey without their clothes and encountered significant delays in retrieving their possessions due to a technical glitch at Terminal 5. Interestingly, some UK airports are more prone to delays than others, with over 165,000 flights taking off every month across the country.

It's no surprise that some people face delays when flying for business or pleasure, reports the Express, although most of the time it is usually only a slight delay from the scheduled departure time. With the average delay time across all airports reaching 26 minutes, experts at Netflights have named the airports where departures are most likely to be on time, ahead of the peak holiday season.

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Here are the top 10 airports where you're most likely to catch an on-time flight.

For those residing in and around Birmingham, you're less likely to encounter delays if you're flying from this airport in 2024.

With a punctuality rate of 7%, Birmingham tops the list as the best location to fly from. Domestic flights to Belfast City, and international routes to Craiova, Romania are the ones most likely to be on schedule.

Meanwhile, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted Airports, all located in London, tie for second place. 6.9% of flights from these airports take off as scheduled and you're less likely to be delayed if you are headed to Belfast City, Madrid, Cancun, City of Derry or Dortmund.

Netflights also found that flights to Spain were the most likely to be on time, however, being one of the most popular destinations for people means there are more flights to the country as a whole.

Researchers found that Virgin Atlantic is the most punctual airline of large international carriers, while flights to Heathrow are the most likely to be cancelled.

Finally, flights to Belfast City are the most likely domestic flights to be on time a reported 20% of flights were on time while flights to smaller, less popular destinations are also most likely to be ahead of schedule, such as flights to the Shetland Islands.

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