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easyJet flights suffer second consecutive month of

record delays in July 2016

23 Jan 2017
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Overall July 2016 saw some improvement over the previous month (the worst single month we had ever recorded), with an improvement of three percentage points for scheduled flights to 64% operating on time at UK Reporting Airports. However, this remained over 10 percentage points below the 3-year July average.

In our OTP league table, easyJet flights maintained last place in our OTP league at UK Reporting Airports with a second consecutive month of dismal on-time performance at only 49% (46% in June 2016). Loganair and Virgin Atlantic flights had the best OTP scores during the month, both achieving 78%.

Overall OTP
  Jul 2016 Rolling Year to 31 Jul 2016
  OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Jul Avg.
OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights 63.8% +3.1ppt -10.2ppt 74.1% -0.7ppt -4.0ppt

Overall scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Reporting Airports improved by 3.1 percentage points between June 2016 and July 2016 to 63.8%, over 10 percentage points below the 3-year average July OTP level of 74.0%, making it the second worst month for scheduled flight punctuality at UK Airports since we began analysing monthly OTP levels in January 2012 (the previous month, June 2016, being the worst on record).

OTP for the rolling year to 31 July 2016 was 74.1%, 0.7 percentage points below that for the rolling year to 31 June and 4.0 percentage points below the 3-year average level.

Latest Month: July 2016
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 Up 1 Loganair 78.4% +14.6ppt
2 Up 1 Virgin Atlantic 78.2% +14.4ppt
3 Up 2 Aer Lingus 75.7% +11.9ppt
4 Up 2 Aer Lingus Regional 75.7% +11.9ppt
5 Down 1 flybe 74.5% +10.7ppt
6 Up 7 bmi regional 69.3% +5.5ppt
7 Up 2 Ryanair 67.3% +3.5ppt
8 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 67.2% +3.4ppt
9 Up 2 Thomson Airways 65.9% +2.1ppt
10 Down 9 Eastern Airways 65.5% +1.7ppt
11 Up 1 BA CityFlyer 65.1% +1.3ppt
12 Down 5 Monarch Airlines 64.0% +0.2ppt
13 Down 3 Jet2 61.9% -1.9ppt
14 No Change British Airways 61.8% -2.0ppt
15 No Change easyJet 49.4% -14.4ppt
Loganair and Virgin Atlantic Airways flights achieved the highest punctuality levels for July 2016 in our league table of UK & Ireland airlines with 78.4% and 78.2% OTP respectively, over 14 percentage points above the national average level for the month.

Aer Lingus and their regional subsidiary followed in third and fourth places for the month with 75.7% OTP for both carriers.

By far the worst performance among major UK & Ireland carriers was seen for easyJet services, achieving a dismal 49.4% on-time performance, the second consecutive month of sub-50% OTP for the carrier.

British Airways and Jet2 services also recorded poor timekeeping with OTP levels of around 62% - two percentage points below the monthly UK average.

For the rolling year to 31 July 2016 Aer Lingus Regional flights retained first place with 82.7% on-time performance, with Aer Lingus in second overall with 81.3% OTP.

flybe services were in third place for the 12 month period, achieving 80.3% OTP.

Jet2 flights suffered the highest drop when compared with the rolling year to 31 June 2016, falling two places to finish 12th with 73.0% OTP, slightly below the UK average.

Thomson Airways and easyJet flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12 month period, recording around 67% on-time performance, at seven percentage points worse than the UK average.
Rolling Year to 31 July 2016
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 No Change Aer Lingus Regional 82.7% +8.6ppt
2 No Change Aer Lingus 81.3% +7.2ppt
3 No Change flybe 80.3% +6.2ppt
4 No Change bmi regional 78.8% +4.7ppt
5 Up 3 Virgin Atlantic 77.8% +3.7ppt
6 Up 1 Ryanair 77.0% +2.9ppt
7 Down 1 BA CityFlyer 77.0% +2.9ppt
8 Down 3 Eastern Airways 76.9% +2.8ppt
9 No Change Monarch Airlines 75.1% +1.0ppt
10 Up 1 Loganair 74.8% +0.7ppt
11 Up 1 British Airways 73.8% -0.3ppt
12 Down 2 Jet2 73.0% -1.1ppt
13 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 70.2% -3.9ppt
14 No Change easyJet 67.5% -6.6ppt
15 No Change Thomson Airways 66.6% -7.5ppt
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