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Aer Lingus and BA CityFlyer on top in May 2017

7 September 2017
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Aer Lingus flights led our monthly OTP league table for May 2017 at UK Airports for a seventh consecutive month with 84.0% OTP, followed closely by BA CityFlyer in second place with 83.0% OTP.

Aer Lingus Regional flights fell to third position during the month with 82.3% OTP, but gained one place in the rolling year to date analysis to finish second for the 12 months ending 31 May 2017.

Thomas Cook Airlines and bmi regional fell to last place both recording 65.9% OTP in May.

Overall OTP
  May 2017Rolling Year to 31 May 2017
 OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
May Avg.
OTPMonth Chg.vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights75.3%-4.2ppt-1.4ppt73.1%+0.1ppt-5.0ppt

There was a sharp fall in scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports between April 2017 and May 2017, with overall OTP dropping by 4.2 percentage points to 75.3%, slightly below the 3-year average May OTP of 76.7%.

OTP for the rolling year to 31 May 2017 was 73.1%, almost the same as for the rolling year to 30 April but five percentage points below the 3-year average OTP level.

Latest Month: May 2017
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus84.0%+8.7ppt
2Up 2BA CityFlyer83.0%+7.7ppt
3Down 1Aer Lingus Regional82.3%+7.0ppt
4Down 1British Airways80.5%+5.2ppt
5Up 2flybe79.1%+3.8ppt
6No ChangeLoganair78.3%+3.0ppt
7Up 3Eastern Airways77.8%+2.5ppt
8Up 1Ryanair77.4%+2.1ppt
9Down 4Jet277.2%+1.9ppt
10Up 3Virgin Atlantic76.2%+0.9ppt
11No ChangeeasyJet67.5%-7.8ppt
12Up 3Thomson Airways67.4%-7.9ppt
13Down 1Monarch Airlines67.3%-8.0ppt
14Down 6bmi regional65.9%-9.4ppt
15Down 1Thomas Cook Airlines65.9%-9.4ppt
Aer Lingus retained a clear lead in our OTP league table among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK airports for the seventh consecutive month in May 2017, recording 84.0% on-time performance, nearly nine percentage points above the national average level for the month.

BA CityFlyer climbed to second place with 83.0% OTP, with Aer Lingus Regional in third place recording 82.3% OTP.

At the bottom of the league table in May were flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines and bmi regional, both achieving just 65.9% OTP across UK airports.

Faring only slightly better but still far poorer than the national average level were three other predominantly leisure airlines: Monarch, Thomson and easyJet each recording just over 67% OTP.

For the rolling 12 months ending 31 May 2017, Aer Lingus retained top position in the league table with an OTP of 82.9%, with Aer Lingus Regional climbing into second place with 80.6% OTP, followed closely by Loganair in third with 80.4%.

All of these punctuality levels were well ahead of the UK average scheduled OTP rate of 73.1%.

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 May 2017
RankChg. AirlineOTPVersus UK
1No ChangeAer Lingus82.9%+9.8ppt
2Up 1Aer Lingus Regional80.6%+7.5ppt
3Down 1Loganair80.4%+7.3ppt
4No Changeflybe78.8%+5.7ppt
5No ChangeVirgin Atlantic77.9%+4.8ppt
6No ChangeBA CityFlyer76.0%+2.9ppt
7No ChangeBritish Airways75.6%+2.5ppt
8No ChangeRyanair74.2%+1.1ppt
9No ChangeEastern Airways74.1%+1.0ppt
10No ChangeJet273.4%+0.3ppt
11No ChangeMonarch Airlines71.6%-1.5ppt
12No Changebmi regional70.9%-2.2ppt
13No ChangeThomas Cook Airlines69.5%-3.6ppt
14No ChangeThomson Airways68.1%-5.0ppt
15No ChangeeasyJet65.1%-8.0ppt
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