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bmi regional lead March 2016 OTP league table, Aer

Lingus in second place and Thomson Airways

poorest

5 Jul 2016
 
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bmi regional flights at UK Reporting Airports had the best on-time performance level during March 2016 in our UK & Ireland airlines OTP league table, climbing five places since February 2016 to achieve 89% OTP. Aer Lingus moved to second position, with flybe in third. At the bottom of the table Thomson Airways flights had the poorest on-time performance for the third consecutive month.

Overall OTP
 
  Mar 2016 Rolling Year to 31 Mar 2016
  OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Mar Avg.
OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Avg.
Scheduled Flights 76.9% -2.2ppt -4.2ppt 76.2% -0.2ppt -1.9ppt

Scheduled flight on-time performance across all 24 UK Reporting Airports fell by 2.2 percentage points between February and March 2016, to 76.9% overall - some 4.2 percentage points poorer than the 3-year March average.

The trend was similar over the rolling 12 months to 31 March 2016 with OTP falling slightly to 76.2% for the period, close to two percentage points below the 3-year average level.

Latest Month: March 2016
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
Average
1 Up 5 bmi regional 89.0% +12.1ppt
2 Down 1 Aer Lingus 86.3% +9.4ppt
3 Up 1 flybe 83.7% +6.8ppt
4 Down 2 Aer Lingus Regional 83.5% +6.6ppt
5 Up 3 Eastern Airways 78.6% +1.7ppt
6 Up 1 Ryanair 78.3% +1.4ppt
7 Up 4 Loganair 77.9% +1.0ppt
8 Down 3 British Airways 76.9% +0.0ppt
9 Up 5 BA CityFlyer 74.8% -2.1ppt
10 Down 7 Virgin Atlantic 74.6% -2.3ppt
11 Up 1 Jet2 72.7% -4.2ppt
12 Down 3 Monarch Airlines 72.7% -4.2ppt
13 Down 3 easyJet 72.3% -4.6ppt
14 Down 1 Thomas Cook Airlines 71.7% -5.2ppt
15 No Change Thomson Airways 62.1% -14.8ppt
 
bmi regional flights took a significant punctuality lead over other carriers during March 2016 recording 89.0% on-time performance, some 12 percentage points above the UK average and 2.7 percentage points better than second-place Aer Lingus.

flybe and Aer Lingus Regional finished in third and fourth positions for the month with 83.7% OTP and 83.5% OTP respectively.

At the bottom of the league table for the third consecutive month was Thomson Airways, operating only 62.1% of their flights on time at UK Reporting Airports during the month - nearly 15 percentage points below the UK average level.

Although performing much better than Thomson flights, a batch of low cost and leisure carriers also recorded below average on-time performance levels for the month, the group comprising Thomas Cook Airlines (71.7% OTP), easyJet (72.3% OTP, Monarch Airlines and Jet2 (both 72.7% OTP).

During the rolling year to 31 March 2016 bmi regional retained top position with 84.2% on-time performance. When comparing with the rolling year to 29 February 2016, flybe moved into second place relegating BA CityFlyer into third, with latest 12-month OTP levels of 82.2% and 82.1% respectively.

Towards the bottom of the rolling year league table Thomas Cook dropped by two positions to 13th, with British Airways and Loganair each gaining one place. Thomson Airways and easyJet flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12 month period, recording around 67% and 71% on-time performance respectively, at least six percentage points worse than the UK average.
Rolling Year to 31 March 2016
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
Average
1 No Change bmi regional 84.2% +8.0ppt
2 Up 1 flybe 82.2% +6.0ppt
3 Down 1 BA CityFlyer 82.1% +5.9ppt
4 No Change Aer Lingus Regional 81.1% +4.9ppt
5 No Change Aer Lingus 80.9% +4.7ppt
6 No Change Ryanair 80.0% +3.8ppt
7 No Change Eastern Airways 79.9% +3.7ppt
8 No Change Monarch Airlines 78.8% +2.6ppt
9 No Change Virgin Atlantic 77.9% +1.7ppt
10 No Change Jet2 77.1% +0.9ppt
11 Up 1 British Airways 74.6% -1.6ppt
12 Up 1 Loganair 74.5% -1.7ppt
13 Down 2 Thomas Cook Airlines 74.3% -1.9ppt
14 No Change easyJet 70.6% -5.6ppt
15 No Change Thomson Airways 67.1% -9.1ppt
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