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Kenya Airways most punctual at Heathrow

06 March 2014, 21:15

Nairobi - Kenya Airways, the local airliner, reported it had the most punctual flights that flew in and out of London’s Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during February.

According to the operator, the airline emerged top in the ranking of punctuality of flights.

All Kenya Airways’ flights departing from the airport were 100 per cent punctual, while 75 percent of those arriving were on time, said the firm.

Kenya Airways said this was the best rank that the airline has attained over the last 12 months.

Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Titus Naikuni, welcomed the achievement.

“At Kenya Airways, we are committed to ensuring that we deliver a world class experience to our guests and that all their flights depart and arrive on time,” said Naikuni.

Meanwhile, overall, 78 percent of arrivals by all airlines into London Heathrow International Airport were on time while 82per cent of the departures were punctual.

According to a report, thee other African airlines in the Heathrow International Airport’s punctuality rankings include South African Airways at position 14th, Air Mauritius at 57th, Egypt Air at 54th, Ethiopian Airlines at 52nd, Tunisair at 78th and Libyan Airlines at 81st.
On a daily basis, London Heathrow International Airport handles an average of 1 288 flights and 191 200 passengers. About 80 airlines fly into and out London Heathrow.

Kenya Airways flies seven times a week between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and London’s Heathrow International Airport.

- CAJ News


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