Overall scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports
improved significantly, by 7.2 percentage points between July 2016 and August 2016 to 71.0%, a second consecutive month of improvement over the record low level seen in June 2016, but still 4.6 percentage points below the 3-year average August OTP level of 75.6%.
OTP for the rolling year to 31 August 2016 was 73.9%, similar to that for the rolling year to 31 July and 4.2 percentage points below the 3-year average level for the month.
|Latest Month: August 2016|
|1|| 1||Virgin Atlantic||81.1%||+10.1ppt|
|2|| 1||Aer Lingus||80.2%||+9.2ppt|
|3|| 8||BA CityFlyer||79.0%||+8.0ppt|
|4|| 2||bmi regional||76.8%||+5.8ppt|
|7|| 7||British Airways||74.0%||+3.0ppt|
|8|| 4||Aer Lingus Regional||72.9%||+1.9ppt|
|11|| 3||Thomas Cook Airlines||71.2%||+0.2ppt|
|14|| 4||Eastern Airways||68.7%||-2.3ppt|
Virgin Atlantic Airways flights achieved the highest on-time performance level for August 2016 in our league table of UK & Ireland airlines with 81.1% OTP recorded, over 10 percentage points above the national average level for the month and the first time the airline has led the monthly OTP league table since we began analysing records in 2012.
Aer Lingus followed in runner-up place for the month with 80.2% OTP, with BA CityFlyer rebounding by eight places month-on-month to secure third place with 79.0% OTP, following an unusual slip in timekeeping for the carrier since the start of 2016.
For the fourth consecutive month the worst performance among major UK & Ireland carriers was seen for easyJet services. Despite some improvement over their June and July 2016 OTP levels their flights at UK Airports achieved just 58.1% on-time performance in August, around 13 percentage points poorer than the national average OTP level.
While nowhere near as poor as easyJet, Eastern Airways, Jet2 and Monarch Airlines flights also scored less than the UK average for on-time performance during August 2016.