Passengers travelling to and from Gatwick have suffered the worst delays according to the published report. The analysis of BBC on UK aviation data showed the uncovered routes and worst time punctuality.
Passengers going from Gatwick airport have to face 18 minutes of delay per flight. In addition to this airport regretted the delays due to less air capacity.
Most delayed hit flight was from Manchester to New York with the duration of average 88 minutes. The England analysis report of Civil Aviation Authority was from 2015 to 2016 according to BBC.
The enquiry displayed the delayed of eight out of ten recorded flights in 2015 of Pakistan International Airlines flight that was from Manchester to New York John F Kennedy airport.
A usual delay among all the flights was of 18 minutes. The timely record of Gatwick with an average delay is 13 minutes compared to Heathrow; it is the only airport which has a large figure of flights.
Gatwick spokeswoman said: “We regret any delays our passengers experience however several incidents beyond Gatwick’s control influenced the airport’s performance during this period, including numerous air traffic control strikes across European airspace, impacting the airport’s whole flight schedule including our long haul routes.
“Gatwick has more flights to Europe than any UK airport and can therefore be impacted disproportionately by events on the continent.”
From Manchester to New York there are 129 flights of PIA controlled from January 2015 to March 2016. The complete calculations of delays were almost 190 hours which is an average of 88 minutes per departure.
Manchester airport spokesman said: “The Pakistan International Airlines service doesn’t impact on any other flights operating from Manchester.”
The subsequent delay of flight was by Turkmenistan Airlines from Heathrow to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, with 19,302 minutes of wait out of 259 flights, equivalent to almost an hour and a quarter per flight.
In addition to this there were 10 most delays of flights to Chambéry in France.
Gatwick faced the worst delay which was average 15 minutes due to the several incidents that strikes across European airspace which impacts the plans of long haul routes. Gatwick has more flights to Europe comparatively to any other airport and needs more space to reduce the delays. Therefore new expansion is the basic need of Gatwick and this expansion is also backed by the local UK aviation
Source: BBC, UK AIRPORT NEWS