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Virgin lead August 2016 OTP league table, easyJet

remain in last place

30 Jan 2017
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Virgin Atlantic flights led our August OTP league table of UK & Ireland airlines achieving 81.1% on-time performance. Aer Lingus finished the month in second position with 80.2% OTP and BA CityFlyer rebounded by eight places month-on-month to secure third place with 79.0% OTP.

easyJet flights recorded the lowest OTP level among UK & Ireland airlines during the month at just 58.1%, remaining in last place for the third consecutive month.

Overall OTP
  Aug 2016 Rolling Year to 31 Aug 2016
  OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Aug Avg.
OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights 71.0% +7.2ppt -4.6ppt 73.9% -0.2ppt -4.2ppt

Overall scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports improved significantly, by 7.2 percentage points between July 2016 and August 2016 to 71.0%, a second consecutive month of improvement over the record low level seen in June 2016, but still 4.6 percentage points below the 3-year average August OTP level of 75.6%.

OTP for the rolling year to 31 August 2016 was 73.9%, similar to that for the rolling year to 31 July and 4.2 percentage points below the 3-year average level for the month.

Latest Month: August 2016
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 Up 1 Virgin Atlantic 81.1% +10.1ppt
2 Up 1 Aer Lingus 80.2% +9.2ppt
3 Up 8 BA CityFlyer 79.0% +8.0ppt
4 Up 2 bmi regional 76.8% +5.8ppt
5 Down 4 Loganair 76.2% +5.2ppt
6 Down 1 flybe 76.0% +5.0ppt
7 Up 7 British Airways 74.0% +3.0ppt
8 Down 4 Aer Lingus Regional 72.9% +1.9ppt
9 No Change Thomson Airways 72.7% +1.7ppt
10 Down 3 Ryanair 72.6% +1.6ppt
11 Down 3 Thomas Cook Airlines 71.2% +0.2ppt
12 No Change Monarch Airlines 70.6% -0.4ppt
13 No Change Jet2 69.8% -1.2ppt
14 Down 4 Eastern Airways 68.7% -2.3ppt
15 No Change easyJet 58.1% -12.9ppt
Virgin Atlantic Airways flights achieved the highest on-time performance level for August 2016 in our league table of UK & Ireland airlines with 81.1% OTP recorded, over 10 percentage points above the national average level for the month and the first time the airline has led the monthly OTP league table since we began analysing records in 2012.

Aer Lingus followed in runner-up place for the month with 80.2% OTP, with BA CityFlyer rebounding by eight places month-on-month to secure third place with 79.0% OTP, following an unusual slip in timekeeping for the carrier since the start of 2016.

For the fourth consecutive month the worst performance among major UK & Ireland carriers was seen for easyJet services. Despite some improvement over their June and July 2016 OTP levels their flights at UK Airports achieved just 58.1% on-time performance in August, around 13 percentage points poorer than the national average OTP level.

While nowhere near as poor as easyJet, Eastern Airways, Jet2 and Monarch Airlines flights also scored less than the UK average for on-time performance during August 2016.

For the rolling year to 31 August 2016 Aer Lingus Regional flights retained first place with 82.0% on-time performance, with Aer Lingus in second overall with 81.5% OTP.

flybe services were in third place for the 12 month period, achieving 80.4% OTP.

easyJet flights dropped to last place when compared with the rolling year to 31 July 2016, falling one place to finish last with 66.7% OTP, over seven percentage points worse than the UK average.

easyJet were closely followed by Thomson Airways flights in 14th place with only 67.7% OTP.
Rolling Year to 31 August 2016
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 No Change Aer Lingus Regional 82.0% +8.1ppt
2 No Change Aer Lingus 81.5% +7.6ppt
3 No Change flybe 80.4% +6.5ppt
4 Up 1 Virgin Atlantic 78.5% +4.6ppt
5 Down 1 bmi regional 78.0% +4.1ppt
6 Up 1 BA CityFlyer 76.8% +2.9ppt
7 Down 1 Ryanair 76.5% +2.6ppt
8 No Change Eastern Airways 76.0% +2.1ppt
9 Up 1 Loganair 74.6% +0.7ppt
10 Down 1 Monarch Airlines 74.4% +0.5ppt
11 No Change British Airways 74.2% +0.3ppt
12 No Change Jet2 71.9% -2.0ppt
13 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 70.4% -3.5ppt
14 Up 1 Thomson Airways 67.7% -6.2ppt
15 Down 1 easyJet 66.7% -7.2ppt
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