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The airline had the most punctual flights that flew into and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of June 2013/FILE

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KQ tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings

The airline had the most punctual flights that flew into and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of June 2013/FILE

The airline had the most punctual flights that flew into and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of June 2013/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 – National carrier Kenya Airways has emerged top in the ranking of punctuality of flights at Heathrow International Airport.

The airline had the most punctual flights that flew into and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of June 2013, latest statistics from the facility have indicated.

All Kenya Airways’ flights departing from the airport were 100 percent punctual, while 83 percent of those arriving were on time.

Welcoming the achievement, Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director Titus Naikuni, said that the airline is committed to ensuring that all their flights depart and arrive on time.

“This is the best rank that the airline has attained over the last 12 months, the closest it has come to this during this period is the second position,” he said.

Overall, 71 percent of arrivals by all airlines into London Heathrow International Airport were on time while 75 percent of the departures were punctual.

The other African airlines in the Heathrow International Airport’s punctuality rankings include South African Airways at position 19, Air Mauritius at 59 and Egypt Air at 67.

Ethiopian Airlines at 72, Air Algeria at 77, Tunisia at 79 and Libyan Airlines at number 80.

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 of the facility.

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Kenya Airways flies seven times a week (one flight daily) between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and London’s Heathrow International Airport.

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