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bmi regional lead March 2016 OTP league table, Aer

Lingus in second place and Thomson Airways


5 Jul 2016
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bmi regional flights at UK Reporting Airports had the best on-time performance level during March 2016 in our UK & Ireland airlines OTP league table, climbing five places since February 2016 to achieve 89% OTP. Aer Lingus moved to second position, with flybe in third. At the bottom of the table Thomson Airways flights had the poorest on-time performance for the third consecutive month.

Overall OTP
  Mar 2016Rolling Year to 31 Mar 2016
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Mar Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights76.9%-2.2ppt-4.2ppt76.2%-0.2ppt-1.9ppt

Scheduled flight on-time performance across all 24 UK Reporting Airports fell by 2.2 percentage points between February and March 2016, to 76.9% overall - some 4.2 percentage points poorer than the 3-year March average.

The trend was similar over the rolling 12 months to 31 March 2016 with OTP falling slightly to 76.2% for the period, close to two percentage points below the 3-year average level.

Latest Month: March 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1Up 5bmi regional89.0%+12.1ppt
2Down 1Aer Lingus86.3%+9.4ppt
3Up 1flybe83.7%+6.8ppt
4Down 2Aer Lingus Regional83.5%+6.6ppt
5Up 3Eastern Airways78.6%+1.7ppt
6Up 1Ryanair78.3%+1.4ppt
7Up 4Loganair77.9%+1.0ppt
8Down 3British Airways76.9%+0.0ppt
9Up 5BA CityFlyer74.8%-2.1ppt
10Down 7Virgin Atlantic74.6%-2.3ppt
11Up 1Jet272.7%-4.2ppt
12Down 3Monarch Airlines72.7%-4.2ppt
13Down 3easyJet72.3%-4.6ppt
14Down 1Thomas Cook Airlines71.7%-5.2ppt
15No ChangeThomson Airways62.1%-14.8ppt
bmi regional flights took a significant punctuality lead over other carriers during March 2016 recording 89.0% on-time performance, some 12 percentage points above the UK average and 2.7 percentage points better than second-place Aer Lingus.

flybe and Aer Lingus Regional finished in third and fourth positions for the month with 83.7% OTP and 83.5% OTP respectively.

At the bottom of the league table for the third consecutive month was Thomson Airways, operating only 62.1% of their flights on time at UK Reporting Airports during the month - nearly 15 percentage points below the UK average level.

Although performing much better than Thomson flights, a batch of low cost and leisure carriers also recorded below average on-time performance levels for the month, the group comprising Thomas Cook Airlines (71.7% OTP), easyJet (72.3% OTP, Monarch Airlines and Jet2 (both 72.7% OTP).

During the rolling year to 31 March 2016 bmi regional retained top position with 84.2% on-time performance. When comparing with the rolling year to 29 February 2016, flybe moved into second place relegating BA CityFlyer into third, with latest 12-month OTP levels of 82.2% and 82.1% respectively.

Towards the bottom of the rolling year league table Thomas Cook dropped by two positions to 13th, with British Airways and Loganair each gaining one place. Thomson Airways and easyJet flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12 month period, recording around 67% and 71% on-time performance respectively, at least six percentage points worse than the UK average.
Rolling Year to 31 March 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No Changebmi regional84.2%+8.0ppt
2Up 1flybe82.2%+6.0ppt
3Down 1BA CityFlyer82.1%+5.9ppt
4No ChangeAer Lingus Regional81.1%+4.9ppt
5No ChangeAer Lingus80.9%+4.7ppt
6No ChangeRyanair80.0%+3.8ppt
7No ChangeEastern Airways79.9%+3.7ppt
8No ChangeMonarch Airlines78.8%+2.6ppt
9No ChangeVirgin Atlantic77.9%+1.7ppt
10No ChangeJet277.1%+0.9ppt
11Up 1British Airways74.6%-1.6ppt
12Up 1Loganair74.5%-1.7ppt
13Down 2Thomas Cook Airlines74.3%-1.9ppt
14No ChangeeasyJet70.6%-5.6ppt
15No ChangeThomson Airways67.1%-9.1ppt
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