bmi regional kicked off 2013 leading the OTP league table for January
, with 90.0% on-time performance, around five percentage points higher than runner-up Aer Lingus and over 14 percentage points higher than the UK average for the month.
| Latest On-Time Performance Stats: January 2013|
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Full details at our January 2013 Latest OTP page.
|Largest UK & Ireland Airlines.|
On-Time Performance: % of flights operating up to 15 minutes late.
Data at 10 UK Reporting Airports.
This is the first month bmi regional flights have been included in the Latest OTP analysis, returning the number of airlines analysed in this section to nine following the merger of bmi British Midland into British Airways in September 2012.
Aer Lingus were in runner-up position with 85.1% OTP, followed by low cost airline flybe with 83.9% OTP.
The year to date analysis also showed bmi regional well clear at the top of the rankings with 93.5% OTP, while second place went to London City based BA CityFlyer with 87.3% OTP, closely followed by Aer Lingus in third.
Overall scheduled flight punctuality improved in January 2013 by nearly three percentage points compared with December 2012, to 75.9%, but remained slightly lower than the 3-year January average.
Monarch scheduled flights remained at the bottom of the league table with the poorest timekeeping, achieving only around 64% OTP for January and around 63% OTP for the year to date, over 16 percentage points less than the UK average.
For UK Charter airlines a rare switch in the rankings saw Thomas Cook Airlines move into top position for the first time since March 2012, with 72.4% OTP during January 2013. They were followed by Thomson Airways in second position (68.4%) and Monarch Airlines charter flights in third (50.8%).
For the year to date, Thomson charter flights still remained the most punctual with 80.5% OTP, followed by Thomas Cook and Monarch.