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BA CityFlyer hold clear lead in May, but easyJet

record worst OTP for second month

3 Aug 2015
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BA CityFlyer retained their clear OTP lead among UK & Ireland carriers at 24 UK Reporting Airports in May 2015, with 87.0% of flights operating on time. The airline was followed by bmi regional (85.7% OTP), Eastern Airways (84.7% OTP) and flybe (84.4% OTP), all strong performances well in excess of the UK scheduled flight average for the month of 76.7%.

 Latest On-Time Performance Stats: May 2015
Scheduled AirlinesMay '15versus
UK Avg
12mths to
May '15
UK Avg
BA CityFlyer87.0%+10.3ppt87.3%+10.1ppt
bmi regional85.7%+9.0ppt85.9%+8.7ppt
Eastern Airways84.7%+8.0ppt81.2%+4.0ppt
Aer Lingus Regional81.5%+4.8ppt85.0%+7.8ppt
Virgin Atlantic80.3%+3.6ppt81.5%+4.3ppt
Monarch (Scheduled)80.1%+3.4ppt77.8%+0.6ppt
Aer Lingus77.8%+1.1ppt82.1%+4.9ppt
British Airways72.6%-4.1ppt74.3%-2.9ppt
Charter AirlinesMay '15versus
UK Avg
12mths to
May '15
UK Avg
Thomas Cook73.4%+0.5ppt75.7%+3.2ppt

Full details at our May 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.
An unusually poor month for Aer Lingus saw them fall five positions in the ranking to finish in 11th place for May 2015 with an OTP of 77.8%, though this remained slightly above the UK average. British Airways followed in 12th with 72.6% OTP, four percentage points poorer than the UK average, but it was once again easyJet in last place with 71.3% OTP - marking the second consecutive month at the bottom both of which have seen declining timekeeping recorded compared with the previous month.

A comparison with previous May punctuality levels for easyJet (2014 - 77.9%, 2013 - 85.6%, 2012 - 84.2%) also highlights this unusually low OTP level for easyJet flights at UK airports.

For the rolling year to 31 May 2015 there were only small changes in the ranking, with BA CityFlyer remaining in first position recording 87.3% OTP, 10 percentage points better than the UK average during the period. bmi regional were in second place for the year with 85.9% 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 74.3% OTP.

Our charter flight OTP analysis changed slightly with the May 2015 data, as Monarch Airlines ceased charter flight operations at UK airports, reducing the number of analysed airlines to two - Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines.

Overall charter flight OTP among all airlines at UK airports fell again in May 2015 compared with the previous month, falling to 72.9% as the summer season began. Thomas Cook charter flights were in first position with 73.4% OTP for the month, only a small lead over Thomson Airways charter flights which achieved 72.6% OTP.

For the rolling year to 31 May 2015 the charter airline rankings were unchanged, with Thomas Cook (75.7% OTP) leading over Thomson Airways (73.8%).
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