Gatwick Airport has improved its performance for the number of flights that are taking off and landing on time.
New figures from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show that during the first quarter of 2011, the London travel hub boosted its on-time performance by 11 percentage points compared to the same period in 2010.
Of the 3,846 flights at Gatwick Airport, more than 83 per cent were on schedule and the average delay was nine minutes.
This beats the typical setback across UK airports of ten minutes, a time that is the lowest average for a first quarter since 1995, the CAA explained.
"Together with the UK aviation industry, we are currently engaged in work programmes such as the South East Airports Task Force and the Future Airspace Strategy which, in time, should bring better outcomes to consumers," stated CAA group director for regulatory policy Iain Osborne.
Gatwick Airport has a number of car parking facilities including both long and short-stay ones that are easily accessible from the terminals and could allow passengers to reach check-in with as little delay as possible.