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Birmingham Airport 'the most punctual in the world'

The airport has been named the most punctual the world by a recent study. Credit: PA

Birmingham Airport has been named the world’s most punctual airport in 2016 by air travel intelligence company OAG, with 91.28% of arriving and departing flights operating on time.

With over 100,000 scheduled flights last year, the most punctual route was to Dublin, boasting an on-time score of over 95%.

The airport beat contenders from countries such as Japan, Brazil, America, Germany and Australia to claim the global crown.

On receiving the award, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive, Paul Kehoe, said, “To be crowned the world’s most punctual airport in 2016 is a tremendous prize, particularly in the busiest twelve months in our 77 year history.

“This achievement is a result of a team effort by the seven thousand employees and 140 companies operating at the airport - from the ground handlers to bus drivers, fuellers to caterers, and cleaners to office staff."