Latest data published by air travel intelligence company OAG reveals 85.4% of flights departed LJLA on time over a rolling 12-month period. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has secured a five-star rating for punctuality in a new global league table – putting it in the top 10% in the world.
In the latest study published by air travel intelligence company OAG, which rates both airlines and airports for their punctuality, it was revealed that 85.4% of flights departed LJLA on time over a rolling 12-month period.
Liverpool remains the only airport in the North of England and one of just three across the UK alongside Birmingham and Cardiff, to achieve a five-star rating.
Robin Tudor, LJLA’s head of PR and communications, said: “The airport has achieved the five-star highest rating consistently for the past 18 months now and this is recognition for all the hard work by staff from the airport, airlines, handling agents and other companies working together to help flights operate on time.
“Liverpool now has an excellent reputation across the industry for on time performance, which is important both to our passengers and to the airlines who choose to operate from here.”
Last week LJLA revealed it had handled more than 2.4m passengers in the first half of 2018 – a 3% rise on the same period in 2017 and the best first half of the year figure for the airport since 2011.
Caroline Mather, marketing director at OAG added: “Naturally delighted that Liverpool Airport has received a five-star rating from OAG that recognises the levels of service offered at the airport.
“To be ranked so highly against other global airports reaffirms how much progress the airport has made in recent years both operationally but also in its network to the local travellers.”
The full ratings from the OAG’s May 2018 On-time Performance Star Ratings, can be viewed at by clicking here.