Scheduled flight on-time performance recovered slightly month-on-month from a record low in July 2015, increasing by 2.9 percentage points to reach 72.5% in August 2015, though this remained well below the 3 year August average OTP level of 78.7%.
bmi regional flights at UK Reporting Airports
retained their lead over other UK & Ireland airlines during the month with an on-time performance rate of 86.4% recorded, 14 percentage points better than the UK average. Aer Lingus Regional (85.4% OTP) and BA CityFlyer (82.5% OTP) finished in second and third place respectively during the period.
easyJet flights once again had the worst timekeeping, with 65.5% OTP during August 2015, seven percentage points poorer than the UK average, marking the fifth consecutive month at the bottom of the OTP ranking for the low-cost carrier.
| Latest On-Time Performance Stats: August 2015|
|Scheduled Airlines||Aug '15||versus|
|Aer Lingus Regional||85.4%||+12.9ppt||84.1%||+7.5ppt|
|Charter Airlines||Aug '15||versus|
Full details at our August 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.
British Airways flights also had worse than average punctuality during August with an OTP level of 69.5%.
There were very few changes in the year to date OTP rankings for the 12 months ending 31 August 2015, BA CityFlyer flights retaining first position recording 85.6%, with bmi regional close behind in second with 85.3% and Aer Lingus Regional in third with 84.1%.
easyJet and British Airways flights suffered the worst timekeeping for the 12 month period, our analysis showing their OTP levels at 73.3% and 73.8% respectively at UK Reporting Airports.
Charter flight on-time performance fell to 68.2% during August 2015, a peak month for summer holiday flights. This was well below the 3 year August average OTP level for charter services - 76.0%.
For the two analysed charter carriers, Thomas Cook Airlines remained in top position during the month of August with 69.9% OTP - ahead of Thomson Airways flights which achieved 67.2% OTP.
For the rolling year to 31 August 2015 the charter airline ranking was the same, with Thomas Cook (76.3% OTP) leading over Thomson Airways (73.2% OTP).