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Six consecutive months at the top for Aer Lingus OTP

in April 2017

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Aer Lingus flights secured a sixth consecutive month at the top of our monthly OTP league table for April 2017 at UK Airports recording 91.0% OTP. Aer Lingus Regional were once again in second place recording 88.4% OTP, having achieved runner-up position in all but one of the six months to April 2017.

British Airways flights maintained third position for a second month with 86.1% OTP, with BA CityFlyer flights gaining five places in the league table since March to finish fourth with 85.6% OTP.

Thomson Airways fell to last place recording 70.3% OTP in April.

Overall OTP
  Apr 2017 Rolling Year to 30 Apr 2017
  OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Apr Avg.
OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights 79.5% +0.6ppt -0.2ppt 73.0% +0.0ppt -5.1ppt

There was an improvement in scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports between March 2017 and April 2017, with overall OTP increasing by 0.6 percentage points to 79.5%, still slightly below the 3-year average April OTP of 79.7%.

OTP for the rolling year to 30 April 2017 was 73.0%, the same as for the rolling year to 31 March but 5.1 percentage points below the 3-year average OTP level.

Latest Month: April 2017
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 No Change Aer Lingus 91.0% +11.5ppt
2 No Change Aer Lingus Regional 88.4% +8.9ppt
3 No Change British Airways 86.1% +6.6ppt
4 Up 5 BA CityFlyer 85.6% +6.1ppt
5 Up 5 Jet2 84.5% +5.0ppt
6 No Change Loganair 84.5% +5.0ppt
7 Down 2 flybe 82.1% +2.6ppt
8 Up 6 bmi regional 79.2% -0.3ppt
9 Down 1 Ryanair 78.5% -1.0ppt
10 Down 6 Eastern Airways 77.0% -2.5ppt
11 Up 1 easyJet 76.7% -2.8ppt
12 Down 1 Monarch Airlines 76.3% -3.2ppt
13 Down 6 Virgin Atlantic 76.0% -3.5ppt
14 Up 1 Thomas Cook Airlines 72.3% -7.2ppt
15 Down 2 Thomson Airways 70.3% -9.2ppt
Aer Lingus retained a clear lead in our OTP league table among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK airports for the sixth consecutive month in April 2017, recording 91.0% on-time performance, over 11 percentage points above the national average level for the month.

Aer Lingus Regional were in second place with 88.4% OTP, with British Airways in third place recording 86.1% OTP.

BA CityFlyer climbed five places to finish fourth with 85.6%, their best monthly OTP performance since July 2015 around the time the carrier dominated the top of the OTP league table.

Jet2 flights also saw a significant OTP improvement month-on-month climbing five places since March to achieve fifth position with 84.5% OTP in April 2017.

At the bottom of the league table for the month were flights operated by Thomson Airways (70.3% OTP) and Thomson Airways (72.3% OTP). Virgin Atlantic flights also fell six places since March to finish in 13th position with 76.0% OTP.

For the rolling 12 months ending 30 April 2017, Aer Lingus retained top position in the league table with an OTP of 82.5%, followed by Loganair climbing to second place with 80.8% ahead of Aer Lingus Regional with 80.7% during the period, all well ahead of the UK average scheduled OTP level of 73.0%.

Other changes for the 12-month period compared with the year to March 2017 saw Jet2 flights climb one place to finish 10th ahead of Monarch Airlines.

easyJet and Thomson Airways flights had the poorest OTP levels for the 12-month period, recording around 65% and 69% on-time performance respectively, at least four percentage points worse than the UK average.
Rolling Year to 30 April 2017
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 No Change Aer Lingus 82.5% +9.5ppt
2 Up 1 Loganair 80.8% +7.8ppt
3 Down 1 Aer Lingus Regional 80.7% +7.7ppt
4 No Change flybe 79.2% +6.2ppt
5 No Change Virgin Atlantic 78.0% +5.0ppt
6 No Change BA CityFlyer 75.3% +2.3ppt
7 No Change British Airways 75.0% +2.0ppt
8 No Change Ryanair 74.3% +1.3ppt
9 No Change Eastern Airways 74.0% +1.0ppt
10 Up 1 Jet2 73.0% +0.0ppt
11 Down 1 Monarch Airlines 72.5% -0.5ppt
12 No Change bmi regional 72.0% -1.0ppt
13 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 70.3% -2.7ppt
14 No Change Thomson Airways 68.4% -4.6ppt
15 No Change easyJet 65.0% -8.0ppt
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