Average flight delay time at selected airports in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2018

This graph shows the average amount of time passengers had to wait at the major airports in the UK for delayed scheduled flights in 2014 and 2018. In the years of consideration, the average waiting time at Stansted Airport increased from 11.2 to 23.5 minutes. Heathrow Airport had the shortest average waiting time for scheduled flights in 2018, at 12.9 minutes.

Average amount of time scheduled flights were delayed by at London and regional airports in 2014 and 2018

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 and 2018

Supplementary notes

Data only includes delayed scheduled flights.
* Data not available for 2018.

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