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BA CityFlyer lead April OTP ranking, while easyJet

suffer the worst delays

20 Jul 2015
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BA CityFlyer claimed a clear lead in our OTP league table for April 2015 at 24 UK Reporting Airports, with 88.8% of flights operating on time, some 11 percentage points better than the UK average and over two percentage points higher than bmi regional, who finished in second position for the month with 86.3% OTP.

 Latest On-Time Performance Stats: April 2015
Scheduled AirlinesApr '15versus
UK Avg
12mths to
Apr '15
UK Avg
BA CityFlyer88.8%+10.9ppt87.6%+10.2ppt
bmi regional86.3%+8.4ppt86.1%+8.7ppt
Monarch (Scheduled)85.8%+7.9ppt77.0%-0.4ppt
Aer Lingus Regional84.6%+6.7ppt85.3%+7.9ppt
Aer Lingus83.2%+5.3ppt82.5%+5.1ppt
Eastern Airways82.9%+5.0ppt80.8%+3.4ppt
British Airways77.1%-0.8ppt74.5%-2.9ppt
Virgin Atlantic76.8%-1.1ppt81.5%+4.1ppt
Charter AirlinesApr '15versus
UK Avg
12mths to
Apr '15
UK Avg
Thomas Cook82.8%+7.5ppt75.9%+3.3ppt
Monarch (Charter)67.9%-7.4ppt67.6%-5.0ppt

Full details at our April 2015 Latest OTP page.
Largest UK & Ireland Airlines.
On-Time Performance: % of flights operating up to 15 minutes late.
Data at 24 UK Reporting Airports.
A significant improvement was seen for Monarch Scheduled flight punctuality, climbing three places month-on-month to secure third position with 85.8% OTP in April, the second-highest monthly OTP level recorded for the airline since we began publishing our latest OTP figures in January 2012.

At the bottom of the April 2015 league table, easyJet suffered the poorest performance recording 75.0% OTP, around three percentage points lower than the UK average and a drop of nearly six percentage points since March 2015 for the carrier. A comparison with previous April punctuality levels for easyJet (2014 - 83.2%, 2013 - 88.3%, 2012 - 82.1%) also highlights this unusually low OTP level for easyJet flights at UK airports.

For the rolling year to 30 April 2015 there were only small changes in the ranking, with BA CityFlyer remaining in first position recording 87.6% OTP, 10 percentage points better than the UK average during the period. bmi regional were in second place for the year with 86.1% OTP, while at the other end of the table British Airways was the only analysed airline falling significantly below the UK OTP average for the period, with 74.5% OTP.

Charter flight OTP levels fell slightly in April 2015 compared with the previous month, falling to 75.3% overall. Thomas Cook charter flights reclaimed top position with 82.8% OTP for the month, a significant lead over Thomson Airways charter flights which achieved 73.3% OTP. Monarch charter flights had the poorest timekeeping with 67.9% operating on time during the month.

For the rolling year to 30 April 2015 the charter airline rankings were unchanged, with Thomas Cook (75.9% OTP) leading over Thomson Airways (73.8%) and Monarch charter flights (67.6%).
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