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Aer Lingus maintain the OTP lead at UK airports for

March 2017

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Aer Lingus flights held top position in our monthly OTP league table for March 2017 at UK Airports recording 87.4% OTP, the fifth consecutive month at the top of the league table for the airline. Aer Lingus Regional were in second place achieving 85.5% OTP.

British Airways flights made a sharp improvement to achieve third position for the month with 83.7% OTP, along with Eastern Airways flights gaining six places in the league table since February to finish fourth with 81.8% OTP.

Thomas Cook Airlines fell to last place recording 70.7% OTP, the same as for bmi regional flights, with Thomson Airways and easyJet not far ahead both recording 72.7% OTP in March 2017.

Overall OTP
  Mar 2017Rolling Year to 31 Mar 2017
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Mar Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights78.9%+2.2ppt-1.9ppt73.0%+0.2ppt-5.1ppt

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
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus87.4%+8.5ppt
2Up 3Aer Lingus Regional85.5%+6.6ppt
3Up 3British Airways83.7%+4.8ppt
4Up 6Eastern Airways81.8%+2.9ppt
5Down 3flybe81.7%+2.8ppt
6Down 3Loganair81.5%+2.6ppt
7Down 3Virgin Atlantic80.9%+2.0ppt
8No ChangeRyanair80.4%+1.5ppt
9No ChangeBA CityFlyer78.8%-0.1ppt
10Down 3Jet278.0%-0.9ppt
11No ChangeMonarch Airlines75.8%-3.1ppt
12Up 1easyJet72.7%-6.2ppt
13Up 2Thomson Airways72.7%-6.2ppt
14Down 2bmi regional70.7%-8.2ppt
15Down 1Thomas Cook Airlines70.7%-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.

For the rolling 12 months ending 31 March 2017, Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional retained top positions in the league table with OTP rates of 82.0% and 80.5% respectively, both well ahead of the UK average scheduled OTP level of 73.0% for the same period.

Loganair were in third position for the period, with 80.0% OTP, followed by flybe in fourth with 79.1% OTP.

Changes for the 12-month period compared with the year to February 2017 saw British Airways take 7th position from Ryanair, and both Monarch Airlines and Jet2 each climb one place into 10th and 11th places respectively, ahead of bmi regional.

easyJet and Thomson Airways flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12-month period, recording around 65% and 69% on-time performance respectively, at least four percentage points worse than the UK average.
Rolling Year to 31 March 2017
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus82.0%+9.0ppt
2No ChangeAer Lingus Regional80.5%+7.5ppt
3No ChangeLoganair80.0%+7.0ppt
4No Changeflybe79.1%+6.1ppt
5No ChangeVirgin Atlantic78.1%+5.1ppt
6No ChangeBA CityFlyer75.2%+2.2ppt
7Up 1British Airways74.7%+1.7ppt
8Down 1Ryanair74.5%+1.5ppt
9No ChangeEastern Airways74.0%+1.0ppt
10Up 1Monarch Airlines73.0%0.0ppt
11Up 1Jet272.6%-0.4ppt
12Down 2bmi regional71.7%-1.3ppt
13No ChangeThomas Cook Airlines70.7%-2.3ppt
14No ChangeThomson Airways68.7%-4.3ppt
15No ChangeeasyJet64.8%-8.2ppt
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