FLYBE IS UK’s TOP AIRLINE FOR ON TIME PERFORMANCE
Flybe has been rated as the best UK airline for punctuality and, with an on time performance of 86.6%, also placed sixth worldwide (up from 17th last year) in the 2016 OAG Punctuality League report. This annual report is published by the globally renowned air travel intelligence specialist, OAG, and is regarded as the industry’s most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s airlines and airports.
Executive Chairman, Simon Laffin, said: “Flybe operates more than 450 flights a day in very crowded airspace and busy airports, and in often very challenging weather conditions. This official, independent recognition for our on time performance is therefore really heartening. Time is of the essence for all our passengers, whether they be travelling for business or leisure and it remains a key consideration for passengers when choosing an airline.
“We are extremely proud to be the number one airline in the UK and number six globally for our 2016 On Time Performance and we will be working hard now to improve even further in 2017.”
Flybe operate direct flights from Norwich to Alicante, Chambery, Edinburgh, Exeter, Jersey, Malaga and Manchester.
Issued by the Flybe press office: T: 0845 675 0681 E: [email protected]
Notes to Editors:
Source: 2017 OAG Punctuality League 2016 Aviation Worldwide Limited. OTP performance is defined as flights arriving within 15 minutes of scheduled time.
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline – 215 routes serving 10 countries from 77 departure points, 37 UK/40 European airports* (all routes on sale Nov’16 – Apr‘17); Operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA May’15 – Apr’16); One of only two UK-based carriers in top 20 global airlines punctuality league table by OAG (Jan ’16) ; named ‘Best Short-Haul Airline’ at the 2016 Business Travel Awards (Jan ‘16); The largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Apr ’16); Operates fleet of 76 aircraft – 52 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195, 11 E175 & 5 ATR 72s; Codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Air India, Air Berlin and Singapore Airlines; 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Apr’16); Has its own globally recognised Training Academy in Exeter with flight deck and cabin crew simulator facilities, 26 classrooms and 150-seat conference facility.
*Flown under the Flybe brand