Zaventem most punctual European airport

7th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

7 September 2006, BRUSSELS — Airline punctuality is declining in Europe, but Zaventem Airport in Brussels is performing well, the Association of European Airports (AEA) said.

7 September 2006

BRUSSELS — Airline punctuality is declining in Europe, but Zaventem Airport in Brussels is performing well, the Association of European Airports (AEA) said.

AEA said the Brussels international airport has recorded the least amount of delays, Belgian news agency Belga reported on Thursday.

The AEA figures relate to the second quarter of 2006.

In general, 20.2 percent of flights within Europe encountered a delay of more than 15 minutes.

In the same period in 2005, just 18.1 percent of flights had a delay of more than 15 minutes. In 2003 and 2004, the figure was 16.6 percent.

AEA said the second quarter of this year was seventh consecutive quarter in which the amount of delays increased.

But Zaventem was the most punctual airport of the 27 largest European airports that AEA studied.

For those who prize punctuality, you are advised not to travel via Madrid, where 28.7 percent of flights were delayed in the second quarter of 2006.
 
Paris (Charles de Gaulle), the London airports of Heathrow and Gatwick and Barcelona did not perform much better either.

At each airport, more than a quarter of flights were delayed.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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