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Aer Lingus leads November 2016 OTP league table;

Virgin falls to last place

20 Mar 2017
 
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Aer Lingus flights climbed four places in the monthly OTP league table for November 2016 to achieve top position at UK Airports with 90.9% OTP.

Aer Lingus Regional flights achieved second place with 87.4% OTP, with Monarch flights also seeing a big improvement climbing seven places month-on-month to secure third position with 87.0% OTP.

At the bottom of the table Virgin Atlantic flight punctuality reversed recent gains having been at or near the top of the league table in recent months, and fell to last place in November with 70.9% OTP. Thomson flights were not far ahead in second to last place recording 71.0% OTP in November.

Overall OTP
 
  Nov 2016 Rolling Year to 30 Nov 2016
  OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Nov Avg.
OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Avg.
Scheduled Flights 81.1% +6.2ppt -1.8ppt 73.6% +0.3ppt -4.5ppt

There was a significant improvement in overall scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports between October 2016 and November 2016, with the average OTP level increasing by 6.2 percentage points month-on-month to 81.1%, though this remained slightly below the 3-year average for November OTP of 82.9%.

OTP for the rolling year to 30 November 2016 was 73.6%, only a marginal improvement compared with the rolling year to 31 October and still 4.5 percentage points below the 3-year average OTP level.

Latest Month: November 2016
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
Average
1 Up 4 Aer Lingus 90.9% +9.8ppt
2 Up 1 Aer Lingus Regional 87.4% +6.3ppt
3 Up 7 Monarch Airlines 87.0% +5.9ppt
4 Up 2 flybe 84.1% +3.0ppt
5 Down 4 Loganair 83.9% +2.8ppt
6 Down 2 Jet2 83.6% +2.5ppt
7 Up 6 British Airways 83.1% +2.0ppt
8 Up 7 easyJet 82.4% +1.3ppt
9 Up 3 Ryanair 79.5% -1.6ppt
10 Down 3 BA CityFlyer 79.0% -2.1ppt
11 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 74.0% -7.1ppt
12 Down 3 bmi regional 74.0% -7.1ppt
13 Down 5 Eastern Airways 72.7% -8.4ppt
14 No Change Thomson Airways 71.0% -10.1ppt
15 Down 13 Virgin Atlantic 70.9% -10.2ppt
 
Aer Lingus returned to the top of the OTP league table among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK Airports during November 2016, recording 90.9% on-time performance, nearly 10 percentage points above the national average level for the month.

Aer Lingus Regional were in second place with 87.4% OTP, with Monarch following in third achieving a significant improvement climbing seven positions in the league table since October with 87.0% OTP.

easyJet flights also saw a sharp punctuality improvement in November following a poor performance over the summer months, climbing seven places in the league table since October to achieve 8th position with 82.4% OTP.

At the bottom of the table Virgin Atlantic flight punctuality reversed recent gains having been at or near the top of the league table in recent months, and fell to last place in November with 70.9% OTP. Thomson flights were not far ahead in second to last place recording 71.0% OTP in November.

For the rolling year to 30 November 2016 there were only minor changes in the ranking compared with the rolling year to 31 October, with Aer Lingus Regional taking top position from Aer Lingus who dropped to second, with 82.8% and 82.3% OTP respectively for the carriers across UK Airports. flybe flights were in third position with 80.3% on-time performance.

Virgin Atlantic services were in fourth place for the 12 month period, achieving 78.6% OTP.

easyJet flights remained in last place during the rolling year, with 65.5% OTP, over eight percentage points worse than the UK average.

easyJet were followed by Thomson Airways flights in 14th place with only 68.4% OTP.
Rolling Year to 30 November 2016
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
Average
1 Up 1 Aer Lingus Regional 82.8% +9.2ppt
2 Down 1 Aer Lingus 82.3% +8.7ppt
3 No Change flybe 80.3% +6.7ppt
4 No Change Virgin Atlantic 78.6% +5.0ppt
5 No Change Loganair 77.8% +4.2ppt
6 No Change BA CityFlyer 75.7% +2.1ppt
7 No Change bmi regional 75.5% +1.9ppt
8 No Change Ryanair 75.3% +1.7ppt
9 No Change British Airways 74.7% +1.1ppt
10 No Change Eastern Airways 73.6% 0.0ppt
11 No Change Monarch Airlines 72.9% -0.7ppt
12 No Change Jet2 71.4% -2.2ppt
13 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 70.9% -2.7ppt
14 No Change Thomson Airways 68.4% -5.2ppt
15 No Change easyJet 65.5% -8.1ppt
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