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Plane delays get worse at UK airports.

PLANE punctuality plunged at the UK's main airports this summer, including Birmingham, according to official figures.

Just 63 per cent of charter flights were on time between July and September compared with 74 per cent in the same period last year, the Civil Aviation Authority announced.

Scheduled flight punctuality fell from 80 per cent in summer 2009 to 72 per cent this summer.

The figures were based on flights in and out of Birmingham, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, London City, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.

The average delay for charter flights in summer 2010 was 30 minutes, compared with 20 minutes in summer 2009.

The scheduled flight average delay increased from 12 minutes in summer last year to 16 minutes in summer this year.

Scheduled flights to and from Madrid had the worst delays.
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