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Survey: Over a Third of LGW Flights Don’t Leave on Time

Survey: Over a Third of LGW Flights Don’t Leave on Time
Ryan Boyd

According to a survey by OAG of hundreds of international airports, roughly two-fifths of flights arriving to and departing from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) arrive off-schedule, and the remaining three-fifths arrive within fifteen minutes of their scheduled times. The survey, which applied ratings of one to five stars for punctuality, failed to give Gatwick even one star.

“Despite implementing a wide range of measures to improve on-time performance in recent years, improvements to punctuality have been overwhelmed by the scale of wider airspace issues outside our control, including repeated strike action on the continent and heavily congested airspace above parts of Europe and London,” said an airport spokesperson.

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  1. colin_thames

    April 21, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Took a BA LGW to EDI flight last night. It was delayed by 20 minutes because LGW sent only one employee to check passenger IDs. There were three BA gate staff pretty much redundant because everyone had to be checked by the LGW security staff member. And the computer system took ages to bring up the photo taken when going through security. The pilot even confirmed the reason for the delay was that LGW only sent one person.
    I’m really going off Gatwick. I had booked fast track security but the lane was closed at 7pm when I arrived, so I had to go through with everyone else.

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