George Best Belfast City Airport has been named one of the two top airports in the UK for punctuality.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) figures in relation to flights to and from UK airports for British and Irish airlines have revealed that flights leaving Belfast City Airport are, on average, delayed by just ten minutes.
This is significantly less than that recorded at other UK airports, with the worst delays averaging 27 minutes.
Among the airlines, Aer Lingus was revealed as the most punctual with Flybe named the best performing UK airline.
Katy Best, Commercial & Marketing Director at Belfast City Airport, said:
“As the Business in the Community 2017 Responsible Company of the Year in Northern Ireland, we are dedicated to providing excellent customer service to the 2.7 million passengers who travel through our airport each year.
“We are delighted that the punctuality of two of our airlines has also been recognised in the findings, and will continue working with all of our partners to ensure a smooth journey for our passengers – from arriving at the airport, to relaxing in the departures lounge, to boarding the aircraft.
“Last year Belfast City Airport was named the Most Convenient Airport in the UK and Ireland in a study by The Telegraph. Being located just five minutes from Belfast city centre is of huge benefit to our business and leisure passengers.
“We have also introduced Airport Ambassadors in the terminal who can assist our passengers as they make their way through the airport making their journey as smooth and as enjoyable as possible.”