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Aer Lingus retains OTP lead for third consecutive

month in January 2017

19 May 2017
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Aer Lingus flights held top position in our monthly OTP league table for January 2017 at UK Airports with 90.8% OTP, with Aer Lingus Regional in second place achieving 88.5% OTP.

flybe flights made a sharp improvement to achieve third position for the month with 82.2% OTP, along with easyJet flights gaining seven places in the league table month-on-month to finish 8th with 69.3% OTP.

Thomson Airways fell to last place recording just 66.5% OTP, with Thomas Cook not far ahead in 14th place achieving only 69.3% OTP.

Overall OTP
  Jan 2017Rolling Year to 31 Jan 2017
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Jan Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights77.0%+7.4ppt-2.9ppt72.9%-0.2ppt-5.2ppt

There was a significant improvement in scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports between December 2016 and January 2017, with overall OTP increasing by over seven percentage points to 77.0%, though this remained below the 3-year average January OTP of 79.9%.

OTP for the rolling year to 31 Janaury 2017 was 72.9%, a slight fall compared with the rolling year to 31 December and 5.2 percentage points below the 3-year average OTP level.

Latest Month: January 2017
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus90.8%+13.8ppt
2No ChangeAer Lingus Regional88.5%+11.5ppt
3Up 3flybe82.2%+5.2ppt
4Down 1Jet281.4%+4.4ppt
5No ChangeBritish Airways81.0%+4.0ppt
6Up 1Monarch Airlines80.7%+3.7ppt
7Down 3Loganair79.7%+2.7ppt
8Up 7easyJet77.8%+0.8ppt
9No ChangeBA CityFlyer77.6%+0.6ppt
10Up 2Ryanair75.6%-1.4ppt
11Down 1Eastern Airways75.2%-1.8ppt
12Down 4Virgin Atlantic74.5%-2.5ppt
13No Changebmi regional72.5%-4.5ppt
14Down 3Thomas Cook Airlines69.3%-7.7ppt
15Down 1Thomson Airways66.5%-10.5ppt
Aer Lingus retained the lead in our OTP league table among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK airports during January 2017, recording 90.8% on-time performance, nearly 14 percentage points above the national average level for the month.

Aer Lingus Regional were in second place with 88.5% OTP, with flybe following in third achieving a significant improvement climbing three positions in the league table since December with 82.2% OTP.

easyJet flights also made a marked punctuality gain month-on-month climbing seven places in the league table since December to achieve 8th position overall with 77.8% OTP in January.

At the bottom of the league table for the month were flights operated by Thomson Airways, which achieved just 66.5% OTP, followed by Thomas Cook Airlines at 69.3% OTP in 14th place.

For the rolling 12 months ending 31 January 2017, Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional swapped places at the top of the league table with OTP rates of 82.3% and 80.8% respectively, both well ahead of the UK average scheduled OTP level of 72.9% for the same period.

flybe were in third position for the period with 79.4% OTP, closely followed by Loganair in fourth with 79.2% OTP.

easyJet and Thomson Airways flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12-month period, recording around 65% and 68% on-time performance respectively, at least five percentage points worse than the UK average.
Rolling Year to 31 January 2017
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1Up 1Aer Lingus82.3%+9.4ppt
2Down 1Aer Lingus Regional80.8%+7.9ppt
3No Changeflybe79.4%+6.5ppt
4No ChangeLoganair79.2%+6.3ppt
5No ChangeVirgin Atlantic77.9%+5.0ppt
6No ChangeBA CityFlyer74.6%+1.7ppt
7No ChangeRyanair74.5%+1.6ppt
8Up 1British Airways74.2%+1.3ppt
9Up 1Eastern Airways74.0%+1.1ppt
10Down 2bmi regional73.7%+0.8ppt
11No ChangeMonarch Airlines73.0%+0.1ppt
12No ChangeJet272.1%-0.8ppt
13No ChangeThomas Cook Airlines70.8%-2.1ppt
14No ChangeThomson Airways68.1%-4.8ppt
15No ChangeeasyJet65.0%-7.9ppt
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