Today’s weekly airline performance analysis takes a closer look at some of Europe’s major airlines: Finnair, KLM, and Ryanair. Find out everything about the carrier’s performance regarding flight volume, punctuality, and cancellations in August.

Finnair, KLM, Ryanair — Weekly Performance Analysis — 24 August

Finnair, KLM, Ryanair — Weekly Performance Analysis — 24 August

The weekly airline performance analysis brings you the most-up-date statistics. Every week we analyze different airlines in terms of flight volume, punctuality, and cancellations in the current month. Today, we present some of Europe’s biggest carriers: Finnair, KLM, and Ryanair.

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Finnair
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Finnair

Finnair is Finland’s flag carrier and the country’s largest airline. The Oneworld member operates out of its hub in Helsinki (HEL).

Flight Volume, Cancellations, and On-Time Performance

From 1st to 23rd August, Finnair has operated almost 3,000 flights. Moreover, Finnair has been able to slightly increase its flight volume during the month. On average Finnair’s daily flight volume hovers between 120 and 140. Except for two cancelations, Finnair operated an outstanding reliable schedule. Moreover, in terms of on-time performance, the Finnish carrier delivered exceptional results too. Except for two days, Finnair delivered an OTP above 90%.

Finnair - Flight Volume August
Finnair – Flight Volume August
Finnair - Cancellations August
Finnair – Cancellations August
Finnair - OTP August
Finnair – OTP August

Airline Performance Assessment

When comparing Finnair’s performance in August to its annual average, the carrier could improve its OTP massively. Currently, Finnair is 5pp above its annual OTP average. In terms of cancellation rate, Finnair continues to maintain at a minimum possible level.

For August, we currently forecast a flight volume of 4,000. Therefore, Finnair would report a flight volume increase of around 25% compared to July if this plays out.

Finnair - OTP Assessment
Finnair – OTP Assessment
Finnair - Cancellation Assessment
Finnair – Cancellation Assessment
Finnair - Flight Volume Forecast
Finnair – Flight Volume Forecast

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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 23rd August, KLM has operated more than 13,000 flights. As a result, the Durch carrier has performed 550 daily flights on average. In total, the airline had to cancel 111 flights. After a smooth start in the month, KLM seems to have run into some problems since 14th August. As a result, KLM reported double-digit cancellations on the 14th, 16th, 20th, and 21st. In terms of on-time performance, KLM operated on a very solid 93.2% 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, so far, has operated above its annual on-time performance level. Moreover, the airline has significantly decreased its cancellation rate compared to the annual average.

For the entire month, we currently forecast a flight volume of 17,500 flights. Compared to July, this would result in a flight volume growth of >37%.

KLM - OTP Assessment
KLM – OTP Assessment
KLM - Cancellation Assessment
KLM – Cancellation Assessment
KLM - Flight Volume Forecast
KLM – Flight Volume Forecast

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 23rd August, Ryanair has operated more than 52,000 flights — more than any other European airline. On top of that, the airline managed to slightly increase its flight volume intra-month. Moreover, Ryanair operated on a <0.1% cancellation level. Except for the 1st of August, the Irish low-cost carrier hasn’t canceled more than two daily flights. On the contrary, on most of the days, Ryanair didn’t cancel a single flight.

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

Airline Performance Assessment

With an on-time performance of 92.4%, Ryanair is on its way to further improve its annual OTP performance. In addition, when looking at cancellations, Ryanair has also been doing better than during the rest of the year’s (already exceptional) average.

For the entire month, we forecast a flight volume of 70,000 — that would result (again) in a massive growth compared to the previous month.

Ryanair - OTP Assessment
Ryanair – OTP Assessment
Ryanair - Cancellation Assessment
Ryanair – Cancellation Assessment
Ryanair - Flight Volume Forecast
Ryanair – Flight Volume Forecast

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