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Latest On-Time Performance Stats for:

May 2017
and the Rolling Year to 31 May 2017


(June 2017 OTP Data available: 17 Oct 2017)
 
Although the main sections of the site provide detailed analysis of punctuality data updated on a quarterly basis for scheduled and low cost airlines, and on a seasonal basis for charter carriers, this section presents a summary of the latest punctuality figures for the largest UK & Ireland scheduled and charter airlines, updated every month.

Monthly data for previous months can also be accessed.
What is On-Time Performance (OTP)?
 
The tables on this page analyse On-Time Performance (OTP) for the largest UK & Ireland airlines operating at UK Reporting Airports. OTP is the proportion of flights operating up to 15 minutes late. Once a flight operates 16 minutes or more behind schedule, it is considered to be delayed. OTP within 15 minutes is the standard benchmark criteria for flight punctuality, and is used in the aviation industry worldwide.
Overall OTP
 
  May 2017 Rolling Year to 31 May 2017
  OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
May Avg.
OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Avg.
Scheduled Flights 75.3% -4.2ppt -1.4ppt 73.1% +0.1ppt -5.0ppt
Note: Data at 25 UK Reporting Airports.
Scheduled Airlines
Latest Month: May 2017
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
Average
1 No Change Aer Lingus 84.0% +8.7ppt
2 Up 2 BA CityFlyer 83.0% +7.7ppt
3 Down 1 Aer Lingus Regional 82.3% +7.0ppt
4 Down 1 British Airways 80.5% +5.2ppt
5 Up 2 flybe 79.1% +3.8ppt
6 No Change Loganair 78.3% +3.0ppt
7 Up 3 Eastern Airways 77.8% +2.5ppt
8 Up 1 Ryanair 77.4% +2.1ppt
9 Down 4 Jet2 77.2% +1.9ppt
10 Up 3 Virgin Atlantic 76.2% +0.9ppt
11 No Change easyJet 67.5% -7.8ppt
12 Up 3 Thomson Airways 67.4% -7.9ppt
13 Down 1 Monarch Airlines 67.3% -8.0ppt
14 Down 6 bmi regional 65.9% -9.4ppt
15 Down 1 Thomas Cook Airlines 65.9% -9.4ppt
Rolling Year to 31 May 2017
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
Average
1 No Change Aer Lingus 82.9% +9.8ppt
2 Up 1 Aer Lingus Regional 80.6% +7.5ppt
3 Down 1 Loganair 80.4% +7.3ppt
4 No Change flybe 78.8% +5.7ppt
5 No Change Virgin Atlantic 77.9% +4.8ppt
6 No Change BA CityFlyer 76.0% +2.9ppt
7 No Change British Airways 75.6% +2.5ppt
8 No Change Ryanair 74.2% +1.1ppt
9 No Change Eastern Airways 74.1% +1.0ppt
10 No Change Jet2 73.4% +0.3ppt
11 No Change Monarch Airlines 71.6% -1.5ppt
12 No Change bmi regional 70.9% -2.2ppt
13 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 69.5% -3.6ppt
14 No Change Thomson Airways 68.1% -5.0ppt
15 No Change easyJet 65.1% -8.0ppt
Note: easyJet includes flights operated by easyJet Switzerland at UK reporting airports. All Thomas Cook and Thomson flights are considered scheduled services.
Data at 25 UK Reporting Airports. Weighted for duplication where necessary.
Sample Size
The table on the right shows the approximate sample size for each airline listed in the Latest OTP tables above.

Sample size (%) is the number of flights analysed for each airline (at 25 UK Reporting Airports), as a proportion of the total number of flights operated by that airline at all UK airports.

Sample size is estimated by FlightOnTime.info using several sources, including CAA data and published flight schedules. Sample size may vary slightly from month-to-month and these approximate proportions are based on an annualised analysis.
Airline Sample
Aer Lingus 100%
Aer Lingus Regional 100%
BA CityFlyer 100%
British Airways 100%
bmi regional 100%
Eastern Airways 93%
easyJet 100%
flybe 96%
Jet2 100%
Loganair 100%
Monarch Airlines 100%
Ryanair 98%
Virgin Atlantic 100%
Thomas Cook Airlines 100%
Thomson Airways 100%
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