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Old 28th May 2019, 09:01
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Expressflight
 
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Originally Posted by Spanish eyes View Post
I see Southend has the longest average flight delays of any small airport in the UK during 2018 and in fact its average delay is greater than Heathrow. So why would that be?

Any member of the public reading the results of that survey won't be thinking about the size of the airport. They'll just notice which have the least delay and which have the most. They'll see that STN was worst at 25 minutes (as the BBC headline says "London Stansted airport 'worst in UK for delays' ") and LTN second worst at 19 minutes and then, maybe, read down a bit further and find SEN at 15 minutes. As Albert Hall says that poor performance was down to the unreliability of STK's E195s, as I remember well from my own bad experience there on more than one occasion.
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