Important Note: Source data for April 2016 was re-issued by the CAA in mid December 2016, following some changes to their analysis methodology (see here for details).
The analysis on this page relates to the new dataset and therefore supersedes the April 2016 analysis originally published on 9 September 2016, which has been removed.
Aer Lingus flights returned to the top of the OTP league table at UK Reporting Airports for April 2016 recording 86.8% OTP, with Monarch climbing 10 places since March to take runner-up position with 84.9% OTP.
Aer Lingus Regional were in third place with 84.1% OTP, with Jet2 flights also recording a significant improvement jumping seven places since March to finish fourth with 83.7% OTP. bmi regional timekeeping made a rare fall to last place for the month with 74.8% OTP, though they retained the rolling year to date punctuality lead.
Rolling Year to 30 Apr 2016
3-yr Apr Avg.
Overall scheduled flight OTP was 79.4% in April 2016, a 2.5 percentage point improvement compared with the previous month and slightly below the historical 3-year average for April.
OTP for the rolling year to 30 April 2016 was 76.3%, a slight improvement compared with the rolling year to 31 March but still 1.7 percentage points below the 3-year average level.
Latest Month: April 2016
Versus UK Average
Aer Lingus Regional
Thomas Cook Airlines
Aer Lingus regained the OTP lead among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK Reporting Airports during April 2016 recording 86.8% on-time performance, nearly seven percentage points above the national average level for the month.
Monarch Airlines followed in second place, achieving a significant improvement climbing 10 positions in the league table since March with 84.9% OTP recorded. Aer Lingus Regional flights finished third, with 84.1% OTP.
Significant improvements were seen for two other carriers in April 2016; Jet2 jumping seven places to achieve 4th place with 83.7% OTP and Thomas Cook gaining five places in the league table to finish in 9th place overall with 79.8% OTP, close to the national average level and an eight percentage point improvement month-on-month.
bmi regional flights made a rare fall to the bottom of the OTP league table during April 2016 with 74.8% OTP, the worst monthly OTP level recorded for the carrier since we began analysing their monthly OTP levels in January 2013. Loganair flights followed close to last place with 75.4% OTP.
flybe flights also saw a punctuality fall for April 2016, dropping five places to finish 8th with 81.4% OTP (from 83.7% in March 2016).
Despite a significant improvement, Thomson Airways flights still finished in 13th place for April with 75.5% OTP - up from 62.1% OTP in March but still four percentage points below the UK average.
For the rolling year to 30 April 2016 bmi regional flights remained in first position with 83.3% on-time performance.
When comparing with the rolling year to 31 March 2016, Aer Lingus and their regional affiliate swapped positions between fourth and fifth place, while Thomas Cook moved ahead of Loganair to take 12th place with latest 12-month OTP levels of 74.4% for both carriers.
Thomson Airways and easyJet flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12 month period, recording around 69% and 71% on-time performance respectively, at least five percentage points worse than the UK average.