Eastern Airways the UK’s most punctual low cost airline

Eastern Airways has been ranked as the UK’s most punctual airline. 
In total 89.1% of its flights left within 15 minutes of their scheduled time during the period of January to March 2008. The information was obtained from online aviation analysts Flightontime.info, using data from the Civil Aviation Authority.bmibaby followed closely, and was ranked the UK’s most punctual low cost airline with 84.5% leaving within 15 minutes, ahead of low cost carriers including Ryanair (79.5), Flybe (81.1%), and easyjet (76.2%). British Airways was way off the pace in 33rd with 56.3%, along with Virgin Atlantic (55.7%) and Emirates (38.3%).

Crawford Rix, Managing Director, bmibaby, said: “We are delighted to be the UK’s most punctual low cost airline. On
time performance is critical to our customers and it is due to the
commitment of the bmibaby team that we have been able to achieve such a high rate of punctuality.”

“We will continue to deliver a high quality service to our customers and offer great benefits such as allocated seating for everyone thus saving the chaotic scramble for seats.  Customers travelling with bmibaby can also join bmi diamond club, the UK’s most generous frequent flier programme.”