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bmibaby top for on time performance

14th July 2009 Print
Low cost airline bmibaby is celebrating after performance analysis website,, has released statistics for quarter one of 2009, hailing bmibaby as the most punctual low cost carrier in the UK.

According to, from January to March 2009, 86.8 per cent of bmibaby flights departed within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure time. uses data from the Civil Aviation Authority and shows that the average number of flights from low cost carriers departing within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure time was 77.8 per cent, so bmibaby is exceeding the industry standard.

Crawford Rix, managing director, bmibaby, said:

“At bmibaby we work extremely hard to ensure all our flights are on time for our passengers. Our results for quarter one of 2009 are excellent. This result coupled with our excellent customer service and fantastically low fares, is why passengers choose bmibaby.

"Our top result also blows apart the myth that in order to maintain a punctual operation, customers must suffer the stress of not being allocated a seat in advance, or have to pay to stand at the front of a queue. bmibaby customers always know in advance which seat they have been allocated which avoids the 'crush and rush' situation."