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Eastern Airways secure best OTP spot in September;

easyJet still lag in bottom place

29 Jan 2016
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Eastern Airways climbed three places month-on-month to secure top position in our league table of UK & Ireland airline on-time performance at UK Reporting Airports for September 2015, with 85.1% OTP achieved, 10 percentage points better than the national average for scheduled flights during the month.

Aer Lingus Regional and BA CityFlyer finished in second and third place for the month with 84.5% and 84.1% OTP respectively.

Low-cost carrier Ryanair climbed two places to secure fourth position with 83.0% OTP, but it was another story for rival easyJet, finishing in last place for the sixth consecutive month in September with just 67.8% OTP, not only 15 percentage points poorer than Ryanair but over seven percentage points worse than the UK average for the month.

 Latest On-Time Performance Stats: September 2015
Scheduled Airlines Sep '15 versus
UK Avg
12mths to
Sep '15
UK Avg
Eastern Airways 85.1% +10.1ppt 81.8% +5.3ppt
Aer Lingus Regional 84.5% +9.5ppt 83.7% +7.2ppt
BA CityFlyer 84.1% +9.1ppt 85.9% +9.4ppt
Ryanair 83.0% +8.0ppt 80.0% +3.5ppt
bmi regional 81.9% +6.9ppt 85.1% +8.6ppt
flybe 80.2% +5.2ppt 80.8% +4.3ppt
Virgin Atlantic 79.4% +4.4ppt 80.0% +3.5ppt
Aer Lingus 79.0% +4.0ppt 80.3% +3.8ppt
Jet2 78.6% +3.6ppt 77.6% +1.1ppt
Monarch (Scheduled) 77.5% +2.5ppt 80.2% +3.7ppt
Loganair 73.6% -1.4ppt 75.9% -0.6ppt
British Airways 70.1% -4.9ppt 73.3% -3.2ppt
easyJet 67.8% -7.2ppt 72.9% -3.6ppt
Charter Airlines Sep '15 versus
UK Avg
12mths to
Sep '15
UK Avg
Thomas Cook 77.3% +4.8ppt 76.4% +4.2ppt
Thomson 69.2% -3.3ppt 72.4% +0.2ppt

Full details at our September 2015 Latest OTP page.
Largest UK & Ireland Airlines.
On-Time Performance: % of flights operating up to 15 minutes late.
Data at 24 UK Reporting Airports.
British Airways and Loganair flights also had worse than average punctuality during September with OTP levels of 70.1% and 73.6% respectively.

There were only minor position changes in the year to date OTP rankings for the 12 months ending 30 September 2015, BA CityFlyer flights in first position recording 85.9% OTP, with bmi regional close behind in second with 85.1% OTP and Aer Lingus Regional in third with 83.7%.

easyJet and British Airways flights suffered the worst timekeeping for the 12 month period, our analysis showing their OTP levels at 72.9% and 73.3% respectively at UK Reporting Airports.

Charter flight on-time performance rose to 72.5% during September 2015, having fallen the previous month, though this still remained below the 3 year September average OTP level for charter services of 77.0%.

For the two analysed charter carriers, Thomas Cook Airlines remained in top position during the month of September with 77.3% OTP - significantly ahead of Thomson Airways flights which achieved 69.2% OTP.

For the rolling year to 30 September 2015 the charter airline rankings were the same, with Thomas Cook (76.4% OTP) leading over Thomson Airways (72.4% OTP), the gap between the two carriers continually widening as a result of poor Thomson performance during the summer 2015 season.
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