There was an improvement in scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports
between February 2017 and March 2017, with overall OTP increasing by 2.2 percentage points to 78.9%, still slightly below the 3-year average March OTP of 80.8%.
OTP for the rolling year to 31 March 2017 was 73.0%, similar to the rolling year to 28 February but 5.1 percentage points below the 3-year average OTP level.
|Latest Month: March 2017|
|2|| 3||Aer Lingus Regional||85.5%||+6.6ppt|
|3|| 3||British Airways||83.7%||+4.8ppt|
|4|| 6||Eastern Airways||81.8%||+2.9ppt|
|7|| 3||Virgin Atlantic||80.9%||+2.0ppt|
|13|| 2||Thomson Airways||72.7%||-6.2ppt|
|14|| 2||bmi regional||70.7%||-8.2ppt|
|15|| 1||Thomas Cook Airlines||70.7%||-8.2ppt|
Aer Lingus retained a clear lead in our OTP league table among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK airports during March 2017, recording 87.4% on-time performance, over eight percentage points above the national average level for the month.
Aer Lingus Regional were in second place with 85.5% OTP, with British Airways climbing three places since February 2017 to secure third place with 83.7% OTP, and Eastern Airways climbing six places to finish fourth with 81.8%.
flybe, Loganair and Virgin Atlantic each dropped three places in the league table month-on-month despite achieving better-than-average punctuality in March.
At the bottom of the league table for the month were flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines and bmi regional, which achieved just 70.7% OTP, followed by Thomson Airways and easyJet both with 72.7% OTP.