Sunday, January 27, 2013

Virgin Australia is Most Punctual Airline into Gladstone Airport

The Gladstone Observer Newspaper has highlighted The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics Domestic Airline on Time Performance Data for December 2012, which released this week, which has found that Virgin Australia was the most punctual airline for departures and arrivals between Gladstone Airport and Brisbane Airport.

Virgin Australia had 96 of 108 planes depart on time (78.8%) and 91 out of 108 arrive on time (84.3%).

By comparison, Virgin's competitor, QantasLink had 120 of 166 planes depart on time (72.3% punctual) and 110 of 152 planes arrive on time (72.4%).

It's a different story for Brisbane Airport however, with figures showing it had the record for the worst arrival times in Australia. Only 69.2% of arriving flights landed within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, with as many as 92 flights a day being delayed.

Brisbane Airport's delays have been caused by the closure of their second runway to facilitate preparatory works for the eventual development of a longer parallel runway.

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