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Aer Lingus and BA CityFlyer on top in May 2017

7 September 2017
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Aer Lingus flights led our monthly OTP league table for May 2017 at UK Airports for a seventh consecutive month with 84.0% OTP, followed closely by BA CityFlyer in second place with 83.0% OTP.

Aer Lingus Regional flights fell to third position during the month with 82.3% OTP, but gained one place in the rolling year to date analysis to finish second for the 12 months ending 31 May 2017.

Thomas Cook Airlines and bmi regional fell to last place both recording 65.9% OTP in May.

Overall OTP
  May 2017 Rolling Year to 31 May 2017
  OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
May Avg.
OTP Month Chg. vs. 3-yr
Scheduled Flights 75.3% -4.2ppt -1.4ppt 73.1% +0.1ppt -5.0ppt

There was a sharp fall in scheduled flight on-time performance at UK Airports between April 2017 and May 2017, with overall OTP dropping by 4.2 percentage points to 75.3%, slightly below the 3-year average May OTP of 76.7%.

OTP for the rolling year to 31 May 2017 was 73.1%, almost the same as for the rolling year to 30 April but five percentage points below the 3-year average OTP level.

Latest Month: May 2017
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 No Change Aer Lingus 84.0% +8.7ppt
2 Up 2 BA CityFlyer 83.0% +7.7ppt
3 Down 1 Aer Lingus Regional 82.3% +7.0ppt
4 Down 1 British Airways 80.5% +5.2ppt
5 Up 2 flybe 79.1% +3.8ppt
6 No Change Loganair 78.3% +3.0ppt
7 Up 3 Eastern Airways 77.8% +2.5ppt
8 Up 1 Ryanair 77.4% +2.1ppt
9 Down 4 Jet2 77.2% +1.9ppt
10 Up 3 Virgin Atlantic 76.2% +0.9ppt
11 No Change easyJet 67.5% -7.8ppt
12 Up 3 Thomson Airways 67.4% -7.9ppt
13 Down 1 Monarch Airlines 67.3% -8.0ppt
14 Down 6 bmi regional 65.9% -9.4ppt
15 Down 1 Thomas Cook Airlines 65.9% -9.4ppt
Aer Lingus retained a clear lead in our OTP league table among UK & Ireland scheduled carriers at UK airports for the seventh consecutive month in May 2017, recording 84.0% on-time performance, nearly nine percentage points above the national average level for the month.

BA CityFlyer climbed to second place with 83.0% OTP, with Aer Lingus Regional in third place recording 82.3% OTP.

At the bottom of the league table in May were flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines and bmi regional, both achieving just 65.9% OTP across UK airports.

Faring only slightly better but still far poorer than the national average level were three other predominantly leisure airlines: Monarch, Thomson and easyJet each recording just over 67% OTP.

For the rolling 12 months ending 31 May 2017, Aer Lingus retained top position in the league table with an OTP of 82.9%, with Aer Lingus Regional climbing into second place with 80.6% OTP, followed closely by Loganair in third with 80.4%.

All of these punctuality levels were well ahead of the UK average scheduled OTP rate of 73.1%.

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 31 May 2017
Rank Chg. Airline OTP Versus UK
1 No Change Aer Lingus 82.9% +9.8ppt
2 Up 1 Aer Lingus Regional 80.6% +7.5ppt
3 Down 1 Loganair 80.4% +7.3ppt
4 No Change flybe 78.8% +5.7ppt
5 No Change Virgin Atlantic 77.9% +4.8ppt
6 No Change BA CityFlyer 76.0% +2.9ppt
7 No Change British Airways 75.6% +2.5ppt
8 No Change Ryanair 74.2% +1.1ppt
9 No Change Eastern Airways 74.1% +1.0ppt
10 No Change Jet2 73.4% +0.3ppt
11 No Change Monarch Airlines 71.6% -1.5ppt
12 No Change bmi regional 70.9% -2.2ppt
13 No Change Thomas Cook Airlines 69.5% -3.6ppt
14 No Change Thomson Airways 68.1% -5.0ppt
15 No Change easyJet 65.1% -8.0ppt
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