LIVERPOOL John Lennon Airport has been awarded a 5-star rating by the world’s leading air travel intelligence company, OAG for flight punctuality. With an on-time performance of 86.7 per cent of flights running on time, the 5-star ranking represents excellent performance over a rolling 12-month period.
Liverpool is the only airport in the North of England and one of just three across the UK alongside Birmingham and Cardiff, to achieve a 5 star rating.
This latest accolade follows other recent industry recognition and praise for LJLA. Liverpool was voted the UK’s Friendliest Airport by global flight search and travel deals website Cheapflights.co.uk, received a Highly Recommended award in the Airport of the Year category at the National Transport Awards and scored well in a Civil Aviation Authority report that assesses the quality of assistance provided to passengers with a disability.
Colin Swaine, LJLA’s Operations Director commented: “Having worked closely with our airline partners on operational performance for some time, Liverpool now has an excellent reputation across the industry for on time performance.
“We recognise that flight punctuality is important for passengers who choose to fly from here for leisure and on business, with Liverpool now seen as the Faster, Easier, Friendlier Airport of choice for passengers from across the region.
“High levels of on time performance also help to make Liverpool an attractive airport to operate from for both existing airlines and potential new operators too.”
John Grant, Senior Analyst at OAG, said: “With the aviation industry going through a turbulent time, there is a lot for the UK airports to be proud of in terms of the speed at which they’re able to get flights on and off the ground. The key for the next 12 months is consistency, as we’ll inevitably see the number of flights in and out of the UK increasing.”
The full ratings from the OAG’s October 2017 On-time Performance Star Ratings, can be viewed HERE