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Aer Lingus achieve record OTP in November

18 Feb 2013
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Aer Lingus were at the top of the OTP league table for November, achieving a record 93.2% on-time performance, the highest OTP level recorded so far during 2012 among the largest UK & Ireland airlines.

Low cost carrier flybe maintained second place for the month with over 90% OTP, while Ryanair climbed two places into third position, knocking the October 2012 leader BA CityFlyer into fourth place.

In terms of the year to date analysis, Aer Lingus and BA CityFlyer were neck-and-neck with 87.5% OTP, with other airlines in largely unchanged rankings compared with the year to October statistics.

Overall scheduled flight punctuality in November 2012 jumped by over 8 percentage points to 85.4% compared with October 2012, nearly 6 percentage points higher than the 3-year November average.

Monarch scheduled flights still had the poorest timekeeping with around 67% OTP for November and less than 64% OTP for the year to date, over 16 percentage points less than the UK average, a position held for 11 consecutive months since the start of 2012.

For UK Charter airlines the rankings were unchanged as the winter season commenced, Thomson Airways achieving first position once again in November with 82.1% OTP, followed by Thomas Cook Airlines (78.7%) and Monarch Airlines charter flights (69.5%). The same ranking was evident in the year to date charter statistics.

Users may note that bmi British Midland data no longer appears on the latest OTP page, as all flights operated by the airline had been merged into British Airways operations by October 2012.
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