FLYBE COMES UP TRUMPS AGAIN FOR PUNCTUALITY
<Leading regional airline again outperforms many major industry suppliers for On Time Performance in 2015 Punctuality League published by influential aviation specialist>
Flybe, Europe’s leading regional airline, is proud to have once again been recognised as outperforming many major UK players for its On Time Performance (OTP) in the Punctuality League 2015, published by the globally renowned air travel intelligence specialist, OAG. The annual report is regarded as the industry's most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the world's airlines and airports.
Flybe was one of only two UK-based carriers to feature in the latest top 20 global airlines punctuality league table*, ranked 17th worldwide with an average on time performance of 87.47%.
Saad Hammad, Flybe’s CEO, comments: “Flybe operates in excess of 450 flights a day. Such official and independent recognition for our punctuality record is always extremely welcome. A good record for departing and arriving within the accepted 15-minute window is naturally one of the main considerations for travellers when deciding to which airline they will take their business.”
He adds: “We aim to provide time-saving air travel in comparison with not just other modes of transport such as road or rail, but also other airlines. This positive benchmarking report affirms that we are on the right track.”
This latest report reinforces other high profile recognition received in recent years. In May 2015, the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) 2014 On-Time Performance Report confirmed that Flybe had outperformed many other major industry players (defined as those operating over 25,000 flights a year from CAA reporting airports), bucking the industry’s downward trend with an 82% on-time ranking, a full 3% above the industry average. This again exceeded that of such well-known names as British Airways (77%), Easyjet (78%) and Ryanair (79%).
This followed having been named as the UK’s most punctual airline in a report issued by the influential consumer watchdog ‘Which? in December 2014.
*Monarch Airlines rated 14th among the world's top airlines with an average on time performance of 88.18%; Jet2.com was 25th in the overall list (85.62%), while easyJet came in at 50th (80.12%); and British Airways was 70th with an average on time performance of 76.34%. (Source OAG Flightview Punctuality League 2015)
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Notes to Editors:
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 194 routes serving 10 countries from 73 departure points, 37 UK/36 European airports* (all routes on sale Dec ’15 – Sep ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Nov ’14 – Oct ‘15); named top UK airline for punctuality in report issued by UK consumer watchdog Which?(Dec 2014); is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Oct ’15); operates fleet of69 aircraft – 49 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195 & 11 E175; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and Emirates; has two franchise partners, Loganair and Stobart Air making it only UK airline brand with 72% coverage of reporting airports (UKCAA Oct ’15); has 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 (29 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and 4 routes and 4 airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)