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Latest On-Time Performance Stats for:

August 2016
and the Rolling Year to 31 August 2016

(September 2016 OTP Data available: 27 Feb 2017)
Although the main sections of the site provide detailed analysis of punctuality data updated on a quarterly basis for scheduled and low cost airlines, and on a seasonal basis for charter carriers, this section presents a summary of the latest punctuality figures for the largest UK & Ireland scheduled and charter airlines, updated every month.

Monthly data for previous months can also be accessed.
What is On-Time Performance (OTP)?
The tables on this page analyse On-Time Performance (OTP) for the largest UK & Ireland airlines operating at UK Reporting Airports. OTP is the proportion of flights operating up to 15 minutes late. Once a flight operates 16 minutes or more behind schedule, it is considered to be delayed. OTP within 15 minutes is the standard benchmark criteria for flight punctuality, and is used in the aviation industry worldwide.
Overall OTP
  August 2016Rolling Year to 31 August 2016
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Aug Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights71.0%+7.2ppt-4.6ppt73.9%-0.2ppt-4.2ppt
Note: Data at 24 UK Reporting Airports.
Scheduled Airlines
Latest Month: August 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1Up 1Virgin Atlantic81.1%+10.1ppt
2Up 1Aer Lingus80.2%+9.2ppt
3Up 8BA CityFlyer79.0%+8.0ppt
4Up 2bmi regional76.8%+5.8ppt
5Down 4Loganair76.2%+5.2ppt
6Down 1flybe76.0%+5.0ppt
7Up 7British Airways74.0%+3.0ppt
8Down 4Aer Lingus Regional72.9%+1.9ppt
9No ChangeThomson Airways72.7%+1.7ppt
10Down 3Ryanair72.6%+1.6ppt
11Down 3Thomas Cook Airlines71.2%+0.2ppt
12No ChangeMonarch Airlines70.6%-0.4ppt
13No ChangeJet269.8%-1.2ppt
14Down 4Eastern Airways68.7%-2.3ppt
15No ChangeeasyJet58.1%-12.9ppt
Rolling Year to 31 August 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus Regional82.0%+8.1ppt
2No ChangeAer Lingus81.5%+7.6ppt
3No Changeflybe80.4%+6.5ppt
4Up 1Virgin Atlantic78.5%+4.6ppt
5Down 1bmi regional78.0%+4.1ppt
6Up 1BA CityFlyer76.8%+2.9ppt
7Down 1Ryanair76.5%+2.6ppt
8No ChangeEastern Airways76.0%+2.1ppt
9Up 1Loganair74.6%+0.7ppt
10Down 1Monarch Airlines74.4%+0.5ppt
11No ChangeBritish Airways74.2%+0.3ppt
12No ChangeJet271.9%-2.0ppt
13No ChangeThomas Cook Airlines70.4%-3.5ppt
14Up 1Thomson Airways67.7%-6.2ppt
15Down 1easyJet66.7%-7.2ppt
Note: easyJet includes flights operated by easyJet Switzerland at UK reporting airports. All Thomas Cook and Thomson flights are considered scheduled services.
Data at 24 UK Reporting Airports. Weighted for duplication where necessary.
Sample Size
The table on the right shows the approximate sample size for each airline listed in the Latest OTP tables above.

Sample size (%) is the number of flights analysed for each airline (at 24 UK Reporting Airports), as a proportion of the total number of flights operated by that airline at all UK airports.

Sample size is estimated by FlightOnTime.info using several sources, including CAA data and published flight schedules. Sample size may vary slightly from month-to-month and these approximate proportions are based on an annualised analysis.
Aer Lingus100%
Aer Lingus Regional100%
BA CityFlyer100%
British Airways100%
bmi regional100%
Eastern Airways93%
Monarch Airlines100%
Virgin Atlantic100%
Thomas Cook Airlines100%
Thomson Airways100%