With today’s Weekly Airline Performance Analysis, we look at some airlines we haven’t featured yet. We selected Russia’s biggest airlines, Aeroflot and S7, as well as Turkey’s charter airline Pegasus. Additionally, we chose the Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus. Enjoy!
After publishing a specific Lufthansa Group analysis and a detailed analysis of the Middle East low-cost carriers, we want to take a closer look at some airlines we haven’t featured yet. Therefore, we selected some super interesting airlines from Russia, Turkey, and Ireland: Pegasus, Aeroflot, S7 Airlines, and Aer Lingus. As always, we looked at the flight volume, their punctuality, and the number of cancellations. The below figures incorporate all available flight data from 1st to 7th September.
Pegasus, Aeroflot, S7 Airlines & Aer Lingus — Flight Volume Benchmark
Russia’s flag carrier, Aeroflot, is the biggest of the four analyzed airlines based on the flight volume. Currently, Aeroflot operates almost 800 daily flights. As a result, Aeroflot is one of the biggest European airlines at the moment. Moreover, we forecast a monthly flight volume of almost 23,000 for Russia’s flag carrier.
Pegasus and S7 Airlines are pretty close when it comes to flight volume. However, on a daily basis, Pegasus operates 80 flights more than S7. Therefore, Pegasus ranks among the top ten biggest airlines in Europe at the moment. S7 Airlines, on the other hand, ranks 18th.
On the other side, we have Aer Lingus. The Irish flag carrier operates a much lower flight volume than the other carriers at the moment. Of course, this also depends on Aer Lingus’ business model. However, on average, Aer Lingus operates less than 100 daily flights.
Pegasus, Aeroflot, S7 Airlines & Aer Lingus — Punctuality Benchmark
When looking at the punctuality of the carriers, Aeroflot and Aer Lingus have delivered the best performance in September so far. Both airlines achieved an on-time performance above 98%, which is considered extremely strong. In addition, S7 Airlines achieved a solid performance of 95.6%.
Pegasus performance is slightly weaker. As a result, Pegasus operated a punctuality of 88.6% from 1st to 7th September. Nevertheless, worth mentioning that an OTP of 88% is still above the EMEA and world average.
Pegasus, Aeroflot, S7 Airlines & Aer Lingus — Regularity Benchmark
No many words are needed to describe the performance of the four airlines in terms of regularity. All of them have achieved outstanding results so far in September. Overall, the four airlines had to cancel 24 out of almost 11,500 flights.
Aeroflot leads the list in terms of absolute figures with 17 cancellations, followed by S7 with seven and Pegasus with three cancellations. Aer Lingus hasn’t canceled a single flight so far in September.
As a result, the four carriers have achieved regularity values of >99.7% from 1st to 7th September. Moreover, and consequently, Aer Lingus has achieved a regularity of 100% so far.
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