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Aer Lingus retain best OTP score in February 2016;

significant drop for BA CityFlyer

13 Jun 2016
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Aer Lingus secured their second consecutive month at the top of our UK & Ireland airlines OTP league table for February 2016, with partner airline Aer Lingus Regional in second place and Virgin Atlantic climbing five places since January to secure third position. BA CityFlyer had an unusually poor month finishing 14th, followed by Thomson Airways in last place.

Overall OTP
  Feb 2016Rolling Year to 29 Feb 2016
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Feb Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights79.1%-0.1ppt-3.1ppt76.4%-0.2ppt-1.7ppt

Overall scheduled flight OTP levels at UK Reporting Airports remained constant between January and February 2016, at 79.1%, though this was poorer than the 3-year February average level of 82.2%.

During the rolling 12 month period ending 29 February 2016 on-time performance fell slightly compared to the rolling year to 31 January 2016, from 76.6% to 76.4%, some 1.7 percentage points below the 3-year average level.

Latest Month: February 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus88.2%+9.1ppt
2Up 1Aer Lingus Regional86.9%+7.8ppt
3Up 5Virgin Atlantic85.1%+6.0ppt
4Down 2flybe82.9%+3.8ppt
5Up 1British Airways82.0%+2.9ppt
6Down 2bmi regional81.3%+2.2ppt
7No ChangeRyanair80.6%+1.5ppt
8Up 2Eastern Airways80.2%+1.1ppt
9No ChangeMonarch Airlines78.2%-0.9ppt
10Up 1easyJet75.8%-3.3ppt
11Up 2Loganair75.7%-3.4ppt
12Up 2Jet274.5%-4.6ppt
13Down 1Thomas Cook Airlines71.8%-7.3ppt
14Down 9BA CityFlyer70.8%-8.3ppt
15No ChangeThomson Airways65.7%-13.4ppt
Aer Lingus secured their second consecutive month at the top of our UK & Ireland airlines OTP league table at UK Reporting Airports, recording 88.2% on-time performance during February 2016, around nine percentage points better than the UK average.

Aer Lingus Regional flights climbed to second position with 86.9% OTP, and Virgin Atlantic made a significant gain climbing five places to secure third position with 85.1% OTP (up from 80.4% the previous month).

British Airways continued their recent trend of achieving strong OTP levels with 82% recorded in February 2016, having suffered well below average timekeeping during most of 2015.

At the bottom of the table for the second month Thomson Airways flights achieved just 65.7% on-time performance, more than 13 percentage points below the UK average.

Unusually, BA CityFlyer were in 14th place, their OTP dropping from 85% in January to 71% in February, by far the worst monthly on-time performance level recorded for the regional carrier since we began analysing monthly OTP in January 2012.

For the rolling year to 29 February 2016, bmi regional retained first place with 84.3% OTP, nearly eight percentage points above the UK avearge. BA CityFlyer followed in second with 83.2% OTP and flybe in third with 82.0% OTP.

The only change to the rolling year league table compared with the year to 31 January 2016 was Eastern Airways losing two places in the ranking to 7th position, with Aer Lingus and Ryanair consequently each climbing by one place to take 5th and 6th respectively.

Thomson Airways and easyJet flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12 month period, both recording around 71% on-time performance, around five percentage points worse than the UK average.
Rolling Year to 29 February 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No Changebmi regional84.3%+7.9ppt
2No ChangeBA CityFlyer83.2%+6.8ppt
3No Changeflybe82.0%+5.6ppt
4No ChangeAer Lingus Regional81.3%+4.9ppt
5Up 1Aer Lingus80.7%+4.3ppt
6Up 1Ryanair80.3%+3.9ppt
7Down 2Eastern Airways80.2%+3.8ppt
8No ChangeMonarch Airlines79.4%+3.0ppt
9No ChangeVirgin Atlantic78.9%+2.5ppt
10No ChangeJet277.5%+1.1ppt
11No ChangeThomas Cook Airlines75.2%-1.2ppt
12No ChangeBritish Airways74.8%-1.6ppt
13No ChangeLoganair74.1%-2.3ppt
14No ChangeeasyJet71.2%-5.2ppt
15No ChangeThomson Airways69.2%-7.2ppt
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