With today’s “Daily Airline Analysis,” we’ve analyzed Air France, KLM, Wizz Air, and Vueling. Again, we looked at the airlines’ performance in the actual month, provide historical performance data and forecasts!

Daily Airline Analysis - Air France, Vueling, Wizz Air, Vueling

Daily Airline Analysis – 4th August – Air France, Vueling, Wizz Air & Vueling

With today’s edition of the “Daily Airline Analysis,” we present the latest performance figures of four European airlines. For this update, we picked two major flag-carrier but also two low-cost airlines. In detail, we feature France’s flag-carrier Air France, Dutch KLM, Wizz Air, and Spain-based Vueling. If you want to jump to a particular airline directly, here are the links:

Contained Airlines
Air France
KLM
Wizz Air
Vueling

Air France – Daily Airline Analysis

From 1st to 4th August, Air France operated a total of 2,396 flights. The French flag carrier had a relatively high cancellation rate during that time and canceled 18 flights. At the same time, Air France achieved high on-time performance of 90%.

Flight Volume

So far, Air France saw the strongest traffic on 1st August with 766 flights. On the 2nd and 3rd of August, the traffic slightly decreased to 646 flights. However, on the 4th of August, the traffic is almost back at the month’s peak level with 708 flights.

Airline Analysis: Air France, Flight volume, 1-4 August
Air France, Flight volume, 1-4 August

Punctuality & Cancellations

Air France started the month with a relatively high number of cancellations. On the 1st and 2nd of August, Air France canceled nine flights in total. However, the value dropped to one canceled flight on the 3rd and two canceled flights on the 4th of August. Except for the 1st of August, when Air France achieved an on-time performance of 86.2%, the airline maintained a punctuality level above 90% for the rest of the days.

Airline Analysis: Air France - Cancellations, 1-4 August
Air France – Cancellations, 1-4 August
Airline Analysis: Air France, Punctuality, 1-4 August
Air France, Punctuality, 1-4 August

Air France – Annual Analysis

To provide context to the above airline analysis, we’ve added an overview of Air France’s operational performance from February to June 2021.

Air France Flights Feb-Jun 2021
Air France Flights Feb-Jun 2021
Air France OTP Feb-Jun 2021
Air France OTP Feb-Jun 2021
Air France Cancellation Rate Feb-Jun 2021
Air France Cancellation Rate Feb-Jun 2021

Air France – Assessment & Forecast

Here are the three most important results of our Air France airline analysis:

  • So far, Air France has operated above the annual on-time performance. Comapred to 81.4%, Air France has achieved a punctuality level of 90.6%.
  • Compared to the annual average, Air France’s cancellation rate has been outstanding in August.
  • However, our current prognosis forecast a constant flight volume compared to the last month.

KLM – Daily Airline Analysis

KLM, the other flag carrier of the Air France/KLM group, operated an almost identical amount of flights from 1st to 4th August. However, while operating 2,150 flights, KLM canceled only ten flights. Moreover, KLM achieved a fantastic on-time performance of 94.5% during the first August days.

Flight Volume

KLM operated with a relatively stable amount of flights. On each of the days, the flight volume was between 550 and below 600.

Airline Analysis: KLM, Flight volume, 1-4 August
KLM, Flight volume, 1-4 August

Punctuality & Cancellations

As the airline analysis shows, KLM had a fair number of cancellations: Overall, the Amsterdam-based airline canceled eight flights. Moreover, and as usual, KLM operated at a very high punctuality level of 94.5%.

Airline Analysis: KLM - Cancellations, 1-4 August
KLM – Cancellations, 1-4 August
Airline Analysis: KLM, Punctuality, 1-4 August
KLM, Punctuality, 1-4 August

KLM Annual Analysis 2021

To provide context to the shown data, we’ve added an overview of KLM’s operational performance from February to June 2021.

KLM Flights Feb-Jun 2021
KLM OTP Feb-Jun 2021
KLM Cancellation Rate Feb-Jun 2021

KLM – Assessment & Forecast

Again, the last part of the airline analysis provides details on the performance and forecast:

  • KLM continued to operate at a very high punctuality level. Moreover, compared to the annual average, KLM has been able to further improve its on-time performamce.
  • The airlines was also able to operate at a very low cancellation rate — compared to the annual average, KLM was down 2.2 pp.
  • The current flight volume prognosis forecast 17,000 flights in August. Accordingly, this would lead to a significant increase compared to the annual average and last month’s volume.

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Wizz Air – Daily Airline Analysis

From 1st to 4th August, Wizz Air operated a total of 3,459 flights. At the same time, the airline had to cancel 16 flights while operating with an average on-time performance of 89%.

Flight Volume

Similar to KLM, Wizz Air reported a constant flight volume. From 1st to 4th of August, the Hungarian airline operated between 850 and 880 flights.

Wizz Air, Flight volume, 1-4 August

Punctuality & Cancellations

Obviously, Wizz Air faced some problems on the 1st and 2nd of August. On both days, the airline canceled a high amount of flights (nine and seven). However, on the 3rd and 4th, Wizz Air did not cancel a single flight. On the other side, Wizz Air operated on a solid punctuality level of 89%.

Wizz Air – Cancellations, 1-4 August
Wizz Air, Punctuality, 1-4 August

Wizz Air – Annual Performance 2021

To provide context to the shown data, we’ve added an overview of Wizz Air’s operational performance from February to June 2021.

Airline Analysis: Wizz Air Flights Feb-Jun 2021
Wizz Air Flights Feb-Jun 2021
Airline Analysis: Wizz Air OTP Feb-Jun 2021
Wizz Air OTP Feb-Jun 2021
Airline Analysis: Wizz Air Cancellation Rate Feb-Jun 2021
Wizz Air Cancellation Rate Feb-Jun 2021

Wizz Air – Assessment & Forecast

Again, the last part of the airline analysis takes a closer look at relevant KPIs and forecasts:

  • So far, Wizz Air operated at higher on-time performance level than the rest of the year.
  • Moreover, and despite serious cancellation on the 1st and 2nd of August, Wizz Air operated on a lowever cancellation rate than the rest of the year.
  • The current prognosis forecast a monthly flight volume of 26,000 — almost 5x the annual average and more than twice as much as last month!

Vueling – Daily Airline Analysis

From 1st to 4th August, Vueling operated a total of 2,360 flights. At the same time, the airline had to cancel five flights while operating with an average on-time performance of 93.9%.

Flight Volume

Vueling started the month with a relatively high flight volume of 638 flights. Afterward, the volume slowly decreased to 546 on the 4th of August.

Airline Analysis: Vueling, Flight volume, 1-4 August
Vueling, Flight volume, 1-4 August

Punctuality & Cancellations

Vueling had to cancel six flights so far in August. Similar to other carriers, the majority of cancellations happened on the 1st of August. On the other side, Vueling achieved a fantastic on-time performance of almost 94%.

Airline Analysis: Vueling - Cancellations, 1-4 August
Vueling – Cancellations, 1-4 August
Airline Analysis: Vueling - Punctuality, 1-4 August
Vueling – Punctuality, 1-4 August

Vueling – Annual Analysis 2021

To provide context to the shown data, we’ve added an overview of Vueling’S operational performance from February to June 2021.

Vueling Flights Feb-Jun 2021
Vueling OTP Feb-Jun 2021
Vueling Cancellation Rate Feb-Jun 2021

Vueling – Assessment & Forecast

Finally, the airline analysis provides insights on the most relevant KPIs and provides a forecast:

  • Compared to the annual average, Vueling —so far— has operated on a higher punctuality level.
  • Vueling’s cancellation rate is currently slightly higher than the annual average.
  • Our current prognosis forecast a volume of 18,000 flights for August. As a result, the volume would be 5x the annual average and almost twice as big as last moth.

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