Stansted: Airport named as world’s third most punctual for departures

STANSTED has been revealed as the world’s third most punctual airport for flight depatures in a new set of figures.

FlightStats, an online flight tracking and airport information service, found that more than 88% of scheduled flights departed on time from the airport during November, outperforming all other European airports for punctuality.

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport topped the global table, with US airport Minneapolis-St Paul in second place.

Stansted Airport’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,” he added.

“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.”

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Stansted has won several international accolades this year, including the Skytrax “World’s Best Low-cost Airport” award, the “Air Cargo Award of Excellence” and the UK’s Best Cleaned Transport Premises at the Golden Service Awards last month.