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Virgin lead August 2016 OTP league table, easyJet

remain in last place

30 Jan 2017
 
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Virgin Atlantic flights led our August OTP league table of UK & Ireland airlines achieving 81.1% on-time performance. Aer Lingus finished the month in second position with 80.2% OTP and BA CityFlyer rebounded by eight places month-on-month to secure third place with 79.0% OTP.

easyJet flights recorded the lowest OTP level among UK & Ireland airlines during the month at just 58.1%, remaining in last place for the third consecutive month.

Overall OTP
 
  Aug 2016Rolling Year to 31 Aug 2016
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Aug Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Avg.
Scheduled Flights71.0%+7.2ppt-4.6ppt73.9%-0.2ppt-4.2ppt

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
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
Average
1Up 1Virgin Atlantic81.1%+10.1ppt
2Up 1Aer Lingus80.2%+9.2ppt
3Up 8BA CityFlyer79.0%+8.0ppt
4Up 2bmi regional76.8%+5.8ppt
5Down 4Loganair76.2%+5.2ppt
6Down 1flybe76.0%+5.0ppt
7Up 7British Airways74.0%+3.0ppt
8Down 4Aer Lingus Regional72.9%+1.9ppt
9No ChangeThomson Airways72.7%+1.7ppt
10Down 3Ryanair72.6%+1.6ppt
11Down 3Thomas Cook Airlines71.2%+0.2ppt
12No ChangeMonarch Airlines70.6%-0.4ppt
13No ChangeJet269.8%-1.2ppt
14Down 4Eastern Airways68.7%-2.3ppt
15No ChangeeasyJet58.1%-12.9ppt
 
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.

For the rolling year to 31 August 2016 Aer Lingus Regional flights retained first place with 82.0% on-time performance, with Aer Lingus in second overall with 81.5% OTP.

flybe services were in third place for the 12 month period, achieving 80.4% OTP.

easyJet flights dropped to last place when compared with the rolling year to 31 July 2016, falling one place to finish last with 66.7% OTP, over seven percentage points worse than the UK average.

easyJet were closely followed by Thomson Airways flights in 14th place with only 67.7% OTP.
Rolling Year to 31 August 2016
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
Average
1No ChangeAer Lingus Regional82.0%+8.1ppt
2No ChangeAer Lingus81.5%+7.6ppt
3No Changeflybe80.4%+6.5ppt
4Up 1Virgin Atlantic78.5%+4.6ppt
5Down 1bmi regional78.0%+4.1ppt
6Up 1BA CityFlyer76.8%+2.9ppt
7Down 1Ryanair76.5%+2.6ppt
8No ChangeEastern Airways76.0%+2.1ppt
9Up 1Loganair74.6%+0.7ppt
10Down 1Monarch Airlines74.4%+0.5ppt
11No ChangeBritish Airways74.2%+0.3ppt
12No ChangeJet271.9%-2.0ppt
13No ChangeThomas Cook Airlines70.4%-3.5ppt
14Up 1Thomson Airways67.7%-6.2ppt
15Down 1easyJet66.7%-7.2ppt
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