British Airways continues its excellent punctuality drive at Gatwick Airport

From: British Airways
Published: Mon Jul 19 2010

British Airways continues its excellent punctuality drive at Gatwick Airport with another record breaking performance in June.

Official records show that British Airways was the most punctual major carrier at Gatwick last month, with 87 per cent of short haul and domestic flights departing on time and 86 per cent of international flights on time.

The news comes on top of the airline's best ever performance in March when Gatwick achieved the best monthly punctuality figures British Airways has ever recorded.

Alan Peever, British Airways general manager at Gatwick, said: "Once again British Airways colleagues at Gatwick are delivering excellent service for our customers by helping us soar ahead of the competition when it comes to flights departing on time. We recognise that time is important and that regular punctuality is a key factor when customers chose which airline to fly with. I would like to thank everyone for a real team effort."

British Airways’ long haul programme at Gatwick has grown this summer, with 52 departures a week to 13 destinations. The most popular destinations for families are Orlando and Tampa for holidays in Florida. Other hotspots include flights to Male for romantic holidays in the Maldives, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and seven other Caribbean destinations.

British Airways also operates a substantial short haul programme making the airline a favourite for city breaks in Europe offering Euro Traveller, the British Airways Economy cabin for short haul flights and Club Europe, British Airway's Business Class cabin. Popular choices from Gatwick include flights to Amsterdam and Rome. For the summer months, holidays in Paphos are also a great option.

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey and Manchester are amongst the domestic airports served by BA's domestic programme from Gatwick. Jersey is known for its picturesque old-world charm mixed with buzzing nightlife, elegant seafood dining in its capital St Helier and tax free shopping. British Airways offers a selection of quality 3-5* hotels in Jersey with some suited for families, others perfect for beach lovers and those who want to get away from it all.


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