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bmi regional named UK's most punctual airline in 2008

21st October 2008 Print
bmi regional has been named the UK’s most punctual airline for the first six months of 2008, according to official statistics published by the CAA. From more than 740,000 scheduled flights analysed, whilst the average delay of all airlines was 17.3 minutes, bmi regional achieved an average delay of less than 6.5 minutes. 88% of bmi regional flights operated on time compared to the industry average of only 69%.

In the latest month surveyed (June 2008), bmi regional was the only airline to have more than 90% of its flights operating on time, 25 percentage points above the industry average (93% vs 68%) with an average delay of just 3.9 minutes compared to an industry average of 17.4 minutes.

bmi regional commercial director, Peter Kenworthy, said:

“Punctuality is a top priority for our customers and is what bmi regional constantly strives for. It is the cornerstone of our success. Our customers expect timely departures and know they can rely on us.

“Staff across the network continue to work hard to maintain and improve on our performance and we are determined to retain our number one status.”

bmi regional has been a consistent top performer in the on-time stakes, having been named as the most punctual airline overall for 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2008 to date. The airline prides itself on its ability to lead the way in punctuality with a series of procedures in place, including operational teams working proactively to avoid delays before they occur.

bmi regional operates a fleet of modern Embraer jet aircraft and offers attractive business and economy fares and a renowned service, which continues to provide complimentary in-flight refreshments to all passengers. Unrivalled punctuality and reliance in the air is matched with speed and efficiency on the ground with business lounge facilities and a range of check-in options, including online or self-service check-in.

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