The number of flights delayed at Gladstone airport has decreased.
The number of flights delayed at Gladstone airport has decreased. Christopher Chan

Gladstone airport in top 10 as number of delays decreases

GLADSTONE frequent flyers enjoyed a welcome surprise last month, with Virgin and Qantas improving on-time services in and out of town.

Gladstone ranked in the top 10 best locations for on-time plane arrivals in April, with a Department of Transport report finding just 13% of Brisbane-Gladstone planes ran late.

Flights leaving Gladstone for Brisbane ran late 18.4% of the time.

The figures are well down from February, when frustrated passengers saw 27.7% of Brisbane to Gladstone flights arrive late, and 30.7% of departures from Gladstone to Brisbane delayed.

Last month, just 2.5% of Brisbane flights coming to Gladstone were cancelled, and 2.3% leaving Gladstone.

Long-suffering Brisbane commuters still faced plenty of delays - 2483 flights out of 11,203 were delayed by 15 minutes or more in the capital last month, compared with 2678 flights out of 11,304 in March.

And a quarter of arrivals at Brisbane were late - but the result is the best since November.