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Latest On-Time Performance Stats for:

April 2016
and the Rolling Year to 30 April 2016

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
  April 2016Rolling Year to 30 April 2016
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Apr Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights79.4%+2.5ppt-1.5ppt76.3%+0.1ppt-1.7ppt
Note: Data at 24 UK Reporting Airports.
Scheduled Airlines
Latest Month: April 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1Up 1Aer Lingus86.8%+7.4ppt
2Up 10Monarch Airlines84.9%+5.5ppt
3Up 1Aer Lingus Regional84.1%+4.7ppt
4Up 7Jet283.7%+4.3ppt
5Up 4BA CityFlyer83.7%+4.3ppt
6Up 2British Airways81.9%+2.5ppt
7Down 1Ryanair81.5%+2.1ppt
8Down 5flybe81.4%+2.0ppt
9Up 5Thomas Cook Airlines79.8%+0.4ppt
10Down 5Eastern Airways78.0%-1.4ppt
11Down 1Virgin Atlantic76.9%-2.5ppt
12Up 1easyJet75.6%-3.8ppt
13Up 2Thomson Airways75.5%-3.9ppt
14Down 7Loganair75.4%-4.0ppt
15Down 14bmi regional74.8%-4.6ppt
Rolling Year to 30 April 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No Changebmi regional83.3%+7.0ppt
2No Changeflybe82.0%+5.7ppt
3No ChangeBA CityFlyer81.7%+5.4ppt
4Up 1Aer Lingus81.2%+4.9ppt
5Down 1Aer Lingus Regional80.7%+4.4ppt
6No ChangeRyanair80.1%+3.8ppt
7No ChangeEastern Airways79.6%+3.3ppt
8No ChangeMonarch Airlines78.7%+2.4ppt
9No ChangeVirgin Atlantic78.0%+1.7ppt
10No ChangeJet277.3%+1.0ppt
11No ChangeBritish Airways75.0%-1.3ppt
12Up 1Thomas Cook Airlines74.4%-1.9ppt
13Down 1Loganair74.4%-1.9ppt
14No ChangeeasyJet70.7%-5.6ppt
15No ChangeThomson Airways68.9%-7.4ppt
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%