Of the 1,125 flights to and from Luton Airport assessed in the first quarter of this year, 84.6 per cent were on time.
Such is the finding of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which noted that when there was a delay at Luton Airport, this lasted a typical 9.2 minutes.
This is below the UK average of ten minutes and means the travel hub has boosted its on-time performance by 11 percentage points compared to the same three-month period in 2010.
According to the CAA report, the overall on-time performance at UK airports was 82 per cent, a figure that Luton Airport has also beaten.
The UK average has improved by eight percentage points since last year, potentially reflecting how airlines are striving to improve their customer service amid tight competition.
Indeed, just some of the many airlines that fly from Luton Airport include easyJet, flybe, Monarch, Thomson, Ryanair and Blue Air.