Check out the most comprehensive airline check-up of major European airlines. We analyzed the airlines’ performance in August and provide you with operational details.

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We had a detailed look at flight volume, cancellations, and punctuality of some of the biggest European airlines. Here’s the list of the contained airlines in case you want to directly jump to your favorite airline:

Aegean Airlines
Air France
British Airways
easyJet
Iberia
KLM
LOT
Vueling
Ryanair
SAS

Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines is Greece’s biggest airline and operates out of its hub in Athens. Aegean is part of the StarAlliance and operates under the IATA Code A3.

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, Aegean Airlines has operated 2,330 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel three flights and operated on an 81.9% punctuality level.

Aegean Airlines- Flight Volume August
Aegean Airlines- Flight Volume August
Aegean Airlines - Cancellations August
Aegean Airlines – Cancellations August
Aegean Airlines - OTP August
Aegean Airlines – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, so far, Aegean Airlines has operated below its annual OTP average. However, in terms of cancellations, the airline is doing much better compared to the annual average. We currently forecast a volume of 4,200 flights in August, resulting in an 8% growth compared to July.

Air France

Air France is France’s flag carrier and the country’s biggest airline. The SkyTeam member operates out of its hub in Paris (CDG).

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, Air France has operated 22,406 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel 46 flights and operated on a 90.6% punctuality level.

Air France- Flight Volume August
Air France- Flight Volume August
Air France - Cancellations August
Air France – Cancellations August
Air France - OTP August
Air France – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, so far, Air France has operated way above the annual OTP average. Moreover, the French flag carrier reduced its cancellations massively compared to previous months. We currently forecast a volume of 22,000 flights in August, resulting in a 10% decline compared to July!

British Airways

British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom. The OneWorld member operates out of its hub in London Heathrow (LHR)

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, British Airways has operated 10,609 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel 38 flights and operated on a 94.5% punctuality level.

British Airways- Flight Volume August
British Airways- Flight Volume August
British Airways- Cancellations August
British Airways- Cancellations August
British Airways - OTP August
British Airways – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, so far, British Airways has operated above the annual OTP average. Moreover, the British flag carrier reduced its cancellations massively compared to previous months. We currently forecast a volume of 11,000 flights in August, resulting in a 36% growth rate compared to July.

easyJet

easyJet is a U.K.-based low-cost airline. The carrier is one of Europe’s biggest low-cost carriers and operates out of several bases across Europe.

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, easyJet has operated 35,686 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel eleven flights and operated on a 90.1% punctuality level.

easyJet- Flight Volume August
easyJet- Flight Volume August
easyJet- Cancellations August
easyJet- Cancellations August
easyJet - OTP August
easyJet – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, so far, easyJet has operated slightly above the annual OTP average. Moreover, the low-cost carrier has further reduced its fantastic cancellation rate down to 0.1%. We currently forecast a volume of 36,000 flights in August, resulting in a 30% growth rate compared to July.

Iberia

Iberia is Spain’s flag carrier and one of the country’s biggest airlines. The airline is a member of the OneWorld alliance and operates out of its hub in Madrid.

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, Iberia has operated 14,366 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel 32 flights and operated on a 96.6% punctuality level.

Iberia- Flight Volume August
Iberia – Flight Volume August
Iberia- Cancellations August
Iberia- Cancellations August
Iberia - OTP August
Iberia – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, Iberia has operated above the annual OTP average and achieved a strong punctuality level of 96.7%. Moreover, the carrier has been able to further reduce its solid cancellation rate down to 0.4%. We currently forecast a volume of 14,500 flights in August, resulting in a 7% growth rate compared to July.

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KLM

KLM is the flag carrier of the Netherlands and part of the Air France/KLM airline group. The SkyTeam member operates out of its hub in Amsterdam.

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, KLM has operated 9,639 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel 72 flights and operated on a 93.8% punctuality level.

KLM - Flight Volume August
KLM – Flight Volume August
KLM - Cancellations August
KLM – Cancellations August
KLM - OTP August
KLM – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, KLM has operated above the annual OTP average and achieved a strong punctuality level of 93.8%. Moreover, the carrier has been able to reduce its cancellation rate down to 0.7%. We currently forecast a volume of 18,000 flights in August, resulting in an almost 50% growth rate compared to July.

LOT Polish Airlines

LOT is the flag carrier of Poland and one of the country’s biggest airlines. The carrier operates out of its hub in Warsaw.

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, LOT has operated 3,663 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel six flights and operated on a 92.6% punctuality level.

LOT- Flight Volume August
LOT- Flight Volume August
LOT- Cancellations August
LOT- Cancellations August
LOT - OTP August
LOT – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, LOT has operated above the annual OTP average and achieved a strong punctuality level of 92.6%. Moreover, the carrier has been able to reduce its cancellation rate down to 0.1%. Currently, we forecast a volume of 6,500 flights in August — that would result in growth stagnation.

Ryanair

Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline. The carrier is Europe’s biggest low-cost airline and one of the world’s biggest airlines at the same time. Ryanair operates out of dozens of bases across Europe.

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, LOT has operated 38,642 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel 14 flights and operated on a 91.9% punctuality level.

Ryanair- Flight Volume August
Ryanair- Flight Volume August
Ryanair- Cancellations August
Ryanair – Cancellations August
Ryanair - OTP August
Ryanair – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, Ryanair has operated above the annual OTP average and achieved a strong punctuality level of 91.9%. Moreover, the carrier has been able to reduce its cancellation rate down to almost zero! Currently, we forecast a volume of 71,000 flights in August — that would result (again) in a massive growth compared to the previous month.

Vueling

Vueling is a Spanis low-cost airline and one of the country’s biggest airlines. The carrier is part of IAG.

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, Vueling has operated 9,994 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel 18 flights and operated on a 94.3% punctuality level.

Vueling - Flight Volume August
Vueling – Flight Volume August
Vueling- Cancellations August
Vueling- Cancellations August
Vueling - OTP August
Vueling – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, Vueling has operated above the annual OTP average and achieved a strong punctuality level of 94.2%. Although Vueling is slightly below its annual cancellation rate, the airline is operating at an excellent level! We currently forecast a volume of 18,000 flights in August, resulting in a 20% growth rate compared to the previous month.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

SAS is a Scandinavian airline group and the flag carrier of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 17th August, SAS has operated 6,803 flights. In total, the airline had to cancel 139 flights and operated on a 91.9% punctuality level.

SAS - Flight Volume August
SAS – Flight Volume August
SAS- Cancellations August
SAS- Cancellations August
SAS - OTP August
SAS – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

In August, SAS has operated above the annual OTP average and achieved a strong punctuality level of 91.9%. However, the airline’s cancellation rate exceeded the annual average by almost 200% due to many cancellations! We currently forecast a volume of 12,500 flights in August, resulting in a moderate growth rate of 8% compared to the previous month.

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