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Aer Lingus in clear OTP lead for fourth consecutive

month in February 2017

18 July 2017
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Aer Lingus flights held a clear lead in our monthly OTP league table for February 2017 at UK Airports with 84.6% OTP. flybe flights followed in second place achieving 81.8% OTP, with close third and fourth places for Loganair (81.7% OTP) and Virgin Atlantic (81.5% OTP).

Aer Lingus Regional flights dropped to 5th position for the month with 81.1% OTP, having spent the previous three months among the top three carriers.

Thomson Airways remained in last place recording just 67.8% OTP, with Thomas Cook not far ahead in 14th place achieving only 68.0% OTP.

Overall OTP
  Feb 2017 Rolling Year to 28 Feb 2017
  OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Feb Avg.
OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights 76.7% -0.3ppt -4.7ppt 72.8% -0.1ppt -5.3ppt

There was a slight drop in scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports between January 2017 and February 2017, with overall OTP reducing by 0.3 percentage points to 76.7%, well below the 3-year average February OTP of 81.4%.

OTP for the rolling year to 28 February 2017 was 72.8%, similar to the rolling year to 31 January but 5.3 percentage points below the 3-year average OTP level.

Latest Month: February 2017
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 No Change Aer Lingus 84.6% +7.9ppt
2 Up 1 flybe 81.8% +5.1ppt
3 Up 4 Loganair 81.7% +5.0ppt
4 Up 8 Virgin Atlantic 81.5% +4.8ppt
5 Down 3 Aer Lingus Regional 81.1% +4.4ppt
6 Down 1 British Airways 80.7% +4.0ppt
7 Down 3 Jet2 78.1% +1.4ppt
8 Up 2 Ryanair 77.2% +0.5ppt
9 No Change BA CityFlyer 74.9% -1.8ppt
10 Up 1 Eastern Airways 74.4% -2.3ppt
11 Down 5 Monarch Airlines 74.1% -2.6ppt
12 Up 1 bmi regional 71.9% -4.8ppt
13 Down 5 easyJet 70.4% -6.3ppt
14 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 68.0% -8.7ppt
15 No Change Thomson Airways 67.4% -9.3ppt
Aer Lingus retained a clear lead in our OTP league table among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK airports during February 2017, recording 84.6% on-time performance, nearly eight percentage points above the national average level for the month.

flybe were in second place with 81.8% OTP, with Loganair climbing four places since January 2017 to secure third place marginally behind flybe with 81.7% OTP.

Virgin Atlantic flights also made a significant gain month-on-month climbing eight places in the league table since January to achieve 4th position overall with 81.5% OTP in February.

At the bottom of the league table for the month were flights operated by Thomson Airways, which achieved just 67.4% OTP, followed by Thomas Cook Airlines at 68.9% OTP in 14th place.

For the rolling 12 months ending 28 February 2017, Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional retained top positions in the league table with OTP rates of 82.0% and 80.4% respectively, both well ahead of the UK average scheduled OTP level of 72.8% for the same period.

Loganair were in third position for the period, with 79.7% OTP, followed by flybe in fourth with 79.3% OTP.

easyJet and Thomson Airways flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12-month period, recording around 65% and 68% on-time performance respectively, at least five percentage points worse than the UK average.
Rolling Year to 28 February 2017
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 No Change Aer Lingus 82.0% +9.2ppt
2 No Change Aer Lingus Regional 80.4% +7.6ppt
3 Up 1 Loganair 79.7% +6.9ppt
4 Down 1 flybe 79.3% +6.5ppt
5 No Change Virgin Atlantic 77.6% +4.8ppt
6 No Change BA CityFlyer 75.0% +2.2ppt
7 No Change Ryanair 74.3% +1.5ppt
8 No Change British Airways 74.1% +1.3ppt
9 No Change Eastern Airways 73.4% +0.6ppt
10 No Change bmi regional 73.0% +0.2ppt
11 No Change Monarch Airlines 72.8% 0.0ppt
12 No Change Jet2 72.3% -0.5ppt
13 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 70.7% -2.1ppt
14 No Change Thomson Airways 68.1% -4.7ppt
15 No Change easyJet 64.7% -8.1ppt
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