Ports of Jersey has said it is "pleased at the progress" being made to ensure flights operating out of the island leave on time after an investigation by the Civil Aviation Authority found that departures from Jersey Airport were on average 17 minutes behind schedule last year.
Jersey Airport placed 19th on the list of 26 airports with the longest delays, with its average six minutes less than the 23-minute average across UK airports.
Birmingham Airport topped the list as the worst UK airport for flight delays for a second year in a row, with average delays of half-an-hour.
Meanwhile, East Midlands airport had the best performance on the list, with an average delay of 13 minutes.
Pictured: The average delay time across all airports was 23 minutes.
Elsewhere, Doncaster Sheffield Airport – which closed last November – and Manchester Airport had the joint second poorest punctuality records in 2022, with an average delay of 29 minutes.
They were followed by Luton (28 minutes) and Gatwick (27 minutes) completing the top five most delayed UK airport of 2022.
Breakdown of airport flight delay figures:
1. Birmingham (30 minutes)
=2. Manchester (29 minutes)
=2. Doncaster Sheffield (29 minutes)
4. Luton (28 minutes)
5. Gatwick (27 minutes)
6. Bristol (26 minutes)
=7. Cardiff (24 minutes)
=7. Edinburgh (24 minutes)
9. Heathrow (22 minutes)
=10. Newcastle (21 minutes)
=10. Isle of Man (21 minutes)
=10. Aberdeen (21 minutes)
=13. Leeds Bradford (20 minutes)
=13. Southend (20 minutes)
=15. Glasgow (19 minutes)
=15. Stansted (19 minutes)
=15. Southampton (19 minutes)
=15. Bournemouth (19 minutes)
=19. London City (17 minutes)
=19. Jersey (17 minutes)
21. Belfast International (16 minutes)
=22. Liverpool John Lennon (15 minutes)
=22. Belfast City (15 minutes)
=24. Exeter (14 minutes)
=24. Teesside (14 minutes)
26. East Midlands (13 minutes)
In response to the CAA's report, Ports of Jersey said: "We are pleased at the progress we are making with our airline partners to ensure flights leave on time, and understand how important this is to our passengers. There will always be some delays due to weather and technical issues, but we make every effort to keep them to a minimum.
"We update our navigation systems regularly to maintain a reliable ground-based service, and now both easyJet and B.A. base an aircraft in Jersey overnight, which improves resilience.
"Both the airport and harbour require continual capital investment to remain safe and to meet changing technical and community requirements. The first planning application for the Harbour Master Plan is currently being considered, and a plan for the airport will be ready for publication later this year."
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