Air delays at record low

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FLIGHT delays caused by National Air Traffic Services, based at Swanwick, were at a record low for the month of November.

There were 619 minutes of delay attributable to NATS across the 156,121 flights handled during November – a 95 per cent reduction on November 2011.

For 10 of the 11 months of 2012, NATS has recorded the lowest levels of delays since records began in the mid-1990s.

NATS managing director operations Martin Rolfe said: ‘Once again we have provided excellent service to our airline and airport customers in the past month and throughout 2012.

‘We are now consistently driving delays lower and lower and we will continually strive to improve still further the air traffic control service that we provide for our customers and the travelling public.’