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bmi regional and BA CityFlyer continue OTP lead in

May 2013

29 Jul 2013
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Regional airlines bmi regional and BA CityFlyer continued their reign of the punctuality league table for May with 96% and 94% OTP respectively.

 Latest On-Time Performance Stats: May 2013
Scheduled AirlinesMay '13versus
UK Avg
12mths to
May '13
UK Avg
bmi regional96.0%+12.5ppt93.5%+14.2ppt
BA CityFlyer94.0%+10.5ppt89.3%+10.0ppt
Aer Lingus87.3%+3.8ppt86.2%+6.9ppt
Virgin Atlantic83.5%+0.0ppt78.3%-1.0ppt
British Airways77.2%-6.3ppt74.0%-5.3ppt
Monarch (Scheduled)72.7%-10.8ppt65.4%-13.9ppt
Charter AirlinesMay '13versus
UK Avg
12mths to
May '13
UK Avg
Thomas Cook79.8%+0.7ppt73.4%-2.1ppt
Monarch (Charter)78.9%-0.2ppt62.0%-13.5ppt

Full details at our May 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.
Irish carriers Aer Lingus and Ryanair both climbed two places during the month to achieve third and fourth positions respectively, closely followed by flybe.

For the year to date, bmi regional remain well clear at the top of the rankings with 93.5% OTP, while in second place BA CityFlyer recorded 89.3% OTP, both well in excess of the scheduled flight average for the year at UK reporting airports of 79.3%.

British Airways and Monarch scheduled flights had the poorest OTP levels for the month at 77.2% and 72.7% respectively, the latter returning to bottom position of the league table having climbed ahead of British Airways during April. Despite this, the Monarch scheduled OTP level in May was still significantly better than their historical levels recorded since January 2012.

Overall charter flight punctuality declined slightly by 2.6 percentage points in May as the summer charter holiday season ramped up across UK airports, though at 79.1% this was still over seven percentage points better than the historical 3-year May charter OTP average.

Thomas Cook Airlines sneaked ahead of Thomson into first position for the month with 79.8% OTP, Thomson recording 79.4% and Monarch holding their strong improvement seen since April 2013 with 78.9% OTP for their charter flights in May.

For the year to 31 May there was no change compared with the previous month among the charter carriers, Thomson charter flights being the most punctual with 80.2% OTP, followed by Thomas Cook and Monarch.
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