Flybe trumps major rivals for on-time performance

Flybe has beaten its main rivals Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways in the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Punctuality Statistics’ report for 2015.

The report found the airline outperformed its industry rivals in terms of on-time arrivals for the second consecutive year.

The report places Flybe in top spot for airlines which operate more than 30,000 flights a year, with 84% of its flights recorded as being on time, ahead of Ryanair (82.1%), British Airways (72.7%) and easyJet (71.7%).

The report analysed airline performance from arrival and departure data provided by the CAA’s 25 UK reporting airports for airline’s on-time performance (defined by a less than 15 minute delay). Flybe has bucked the trend, improving year on year from 82% to 84%, whilst at the same time overall industry performance was reported to have dropped from 79% to 76.6% versus 2014,

Luke Farajallah, Flybe’s chief operations officer, said: “We recognise that on-time performance is a critically defining factor when it comes to choosing which airline to fly with. Not only has Flybe yet again placed in pole position against other airlines, but most pleasingly these independent statistics indicate we have improved on last year’s performance, bucking the industry trend.”

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