It appears that Edinburgh Airport is not only very busy but is able to deal with all the passengers coming through its doors fairly quickly. Newly published aviation statistics have shown that Edinburgh Airport was the most punctual Scottish airport in 2013.

Not only that, figures published by flightontime.info show that Edinburgh Airport was also third most punctual in the UK, behind London City and Birmingham – both of which are smaller than Edinburgh.

The news comes after Scotland’s busiest airport enjoyed a bumper 2013 with record breaking passenger numbers and a number of high-profile new route announcements, including Qatar Airways, US Airways and United Airlines.

Commenting on the figures, David Wilson, Chief Operating Officer at Edinburgh Airport, said: “We’re delighted with these new figures which show Edinburgh Airport as the third most punctual airport in the UK, and the largest airport in the top three.

“Last year was a phenomenal year for our airport. Our collaboration with our business partners and continued focus on customer service has ensured we were the most punctual airport in Scotland and show we are striving to maintain and improve our standards during a period of rapid change for Edinburgh Airport.”

Analysing almost 97,000 flights, the figures show that in 2013, Edinburgh Airport’s scheduled delay time was just 9.16 minutes which is a 14 minute improvement on 2012.