With today’s weekly airline performance analysis, we put the spotlight on some of Europe’s largest airlines again: Ryanair, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Iberia. Find out everything about the carrier’s performance in August regarding flight volume, punctuality, and cancellations in August.

Ryanair, KLM, Iberia — Weekly Performance Analysis — 30 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: Ryanair, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Iberia

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
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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 29th August, Ryanair has operated more than 66,000 flights. Overall, Ryanair has operated a very stable flight schedule with an average of 2,275 daily flights. Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier has had to cancel 15 flights so far. However, a huge portion of the cancellations happened on the 1st of August. After that, Ryanair has kept the number of cancellations at a minimum. On top of that, Ryanair has delivered an on-time performance of 92.6%. Moreover, Ryanair has been able to improve its on-time performance in the course of the month steadily.

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

Airline Performance Assessment

Compared to Ryanair’s annual punctuality performance, the airline has performed above average so far in August. Moreover, worth mentioning that Ryanair’s annual average already reflects an outstanding performance. Up to now, Ryanair is more than 1pp up compared to the annual average. In terms of cancellations, Ryanair has continued to deliver exceptional performance. Due to the immense number of flights, August’s cancellation rate is 0% (actually 0.03%).

For August, we currently forecast a flight volume of 70,500. If this plays out, Ryanair will grow its flight volume by 15% and will remain Europe’s biggest airline.

Ryanair - OTP Assessment
Ryanair – OTP Assessment
Ryanair - Cancellation Assessment
Ryanair – Cancellation Assessment
Ryanair - Flight Volume Forecast
Ryanair – Flight Volume Forecast
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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

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

So far, in August, KLM has operated almost 16,500 flights. At the same time, KLM had to cancel 111 flights. Most cancellations happened in the mid of the month, with peaks of more than 20 daily cancellations. Nevertheless, KLM has constantly operated at an exceptional punctuality level. Except for a few days, KLM’s punctuality has been above 90% — even above 95% on many days.

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 of 91.3%. With currently 93.5%, the Durch carrier plays in the first league in terms of punctuality — globally. In terms of cancellations, KLM operated below its annual average of 2.5%.

For the entire month, we currently forecast a flight volume of 17,500 flights. Compared to July, this would result in a strong growth rate of 38%. Moreover, compared to the annual average, KLM increased its flight volume by almost 100%.

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

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 29th August, Iberia has operated slightly more than 13,400 flights. When looking at the chart, Iberia has delivered a very solid flight schedule with an average of 460 daily flights. At the same time, Iberia canceled 39 flights. Iberia continues to play champions league in terms of punctuality: The Spanish carrier has constantly performed above a punctuality level of 95%!

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

Airline Performance Assessment

With an on-time performance of 97.1%, Iberia is on its way to further improve its exceptional punctuality performance. Therefore, it is quite likely that Iberia will play an important role when looking at the world’s most punctual airlines in August. However, and even more important, Iberia also operates on a lower cancellation level. Compared to the annual average, Iberia is currently 0.4pp down.

For the entire month, we forecast a flight volume of 14,400. If this plays out, Iberia’s flight volume will grow by 7% compared to July.

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

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