Stansted named third most punctual airport in the world


Stansted named third most punctual airline in the worldPA

Are you the kind of traveller who's always arriving five minutes before the boarding gates shut, making it on to a flight by the skin of your teeth?

You'd better not try your luck at Stansted Airport then, as the London hub has been named the third most punctual airport in the world for departing flights.

According to FlightStats, an online flight tracking and airport information service, over 88% of its scheduled flights took off on time in November, outperforming every other European airport for punctuality.

It was beaten only by Tokyo's Haneda Airport in top place, and US airport Minneapolis-St Paul in second.

On the airport's website, Stansted's managing director, Nick Barton, said: "This is excellent news for the airport and more importantly our passengers. It's thanks to the help and support of our airlines, handling agents and business partners that passengers flying from Stansted are most likely to take off on-time than any other European airport.

"Stansted is firmly established as a world leader at serving the low-cost airline sector that has transformed air travel. We have a route network that stretches to around 150 destinations with Stansted offering more direct scheduled European flights than any other airport in the world."

And it's not the only accolade the airport has picked up this year - it also picked up Skytrax World's Best Low-Cost Airport award among others.

So, if you want to make sure you're on time for a date with a cocktail at sunset, you know where to go...

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