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Aer Lingus in clear OTP lead for fourth consecutive

month in February 2017

18 July 2017
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Aer Lingus flights held a clear lead in our monthly OTP league table for February 2017 at UK Airports with 84.6% OTP. flybe flights followed in second place achieving 81.8% OTP, with close third and fourth places for Loganair (81.7% OTP) and Virgin Atlantic (81.5% OTP).

Aer Lingus Regional flights dropped to 5th position for the month with 81.1% OTP, having spent the previous three months among the top three carriers.

Thomson Airways remained in last place recording just 67.8% OTP, with Thomas Cook not far ahead in 14th place achieving only 68.0% OTP.

Overall OTP
  Feb 2017Rolling Year to 28 Feb 2017
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Feb Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights76.7%-0.3ppt-4.7ppt72.8%-0.1ppt-5.3ppt

There was a slight drop in scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports between January 2017 and February 2017, with overall OTP reducing by 0.3 percentage points to 76.7%, well below the 3-year average February OTP of 81.4%.

OTP for the rolling year to 28 February 2017 was 72.8%, similar to the rolling year to 31 January but 5.3 percentage points below the 3-year average OTP level.

Latest Month: February 2017
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus84.6%+7.9ppt
2Up 1flybe81.8%+5.1ppt
3Up 4Loganair81.7%+5.0ppt
4Up 8Virgin Atlantic81.5%+4.8ppt
5Down 3Aer Lingus Regional81.1%+4.4ppt
6Down 1British Airways80.7%+4.0ppt
7Down 3Jet278.1%+1.4ppt
8Up 2Ryanair77.2%+0.5ppt
9No ChangeBA CityFlyer74.9%-1.8ppt
10Up 1Eastern Airways74.4%-2.3ppt
11Down 5Monarch Airlines74.1%-2.6ppt
12Up 1bmi regional71.9%-4.8ppt
13Down 5easyJet70.4%-6.3ppt
14No ChangeThomas Cook Airlines68.0%-8.7ppt
15No ChangeThomson Airways67.4%-9.3ppt
Aer Lingus retained a clear lead in our OTP league table among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK airports during February 2017, recording 84.6% on-time performance, nearly eight percentage points above the national average level for the month.

flybe were in second place with 81.8% OTP, with Loganair climbing four places since January 2017 to secure third place marginally behind flybe with 81.7% OTP.

Virgin Atlantic flights also made a significant gain month-on-month climbing eight places in the league table since January to achieve 4th position overall with 81.5% OTP in February.

At the bottom of the league table for the month were flights operated by Thomson Airways, which achieved just 67.4% OTP, followed by Thomas Cook Airlines at 68.9% OTP in 14th place.

For the rolling 12 months ending 28 February 2017, Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional retained top positions in the league table with OTP rates of 82.0% and 80.4% respectively, both well ahead of the UK average scheduled OTP level of 72.8% for the same period.

Loganair were in third position for the period, with 79.7% OTP, followed by flybe in fourth with 79.3% 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 28 February 2017
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus82.0%+9.2ppt
2No ChangeAer Lingus Regional80.4%+7.6ppt
3Up 1Loganair79.7%+6.9ppt
4Down 1flybe79.3%+6.5ppt
5No ChangeVirgin Atlantic77.6%+4.8ppt
6No ChangeBA CityFlyer75.0%+2.2ppt
7No ChangeRyanair74.3%+1.5ppt
8No ChangeBritish Airways74.1%+1.3ppt
9No ChangeEastern Airways73.4%+0.6ppt
10No Changebmi regional73.0%+0.2ppt
11No ChangeMonarch Airlines72.8%0.0ppt
12No ChangeJet272.3%-0.5ppt
13No ChangeThomas Cook Airlines70.7%-2.1ppt
14No ChangeThomson Airways68.1%-4.7ppt
15No ChangeeasyJet64.7%-8.1ppt
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