Discover the most comprehensive operations performance report about one of Europe’s biggest low-cost airlines. We looked at easyJet’s flight volume, punctuality, and reliability in August. Here are the results!

easyJet: August Performance Report — Flights, Punctuality & Reliability

After analyzing Vueling’s performance in August, we continue our performance report series with U.K.’s biggest low-cost airline. Therefore, we checked the latest performance figures and analyzed easyJet’s operational performance. As a result, we provide you with details about easyJet’s flight volume, conduct a comparison to pre-COVID, and take a closer look at punctuality and reliability in August. If you want to discover easyJet’s performance from February to July first — here’s the link you need.

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easyJet — August Performance Summary

  • easyJet continued to grow its flight volume massively. After a growth of more than 100% in July, easyJet added another 30% in August.
  • As a result, easyJet operated more than 36,000 flights for the first time since early 2021.
  • At the same time, easyJet improved its punctuality compared to the previous month.
  • In terms of schedule reliability, easyJet delivered an outstanding performance.

easyJet — Flight Volume

For the first time since Corona, easyJet’s flight volume jumped above the 30,000 level. With more than 36,000 monthly flights, easyJet is one of Europe’s biggest airlines at the moment. Moreover, compared to July, easyJet managed to grow its flight volume by more than 30%. That’s an impressive figure, especially since easyJet had increased its volume by more than 100% in July.

When we compare the flight volume to the annual average, easyJet operated 364% more flights in August. As a result, easyJet managed to grow its flight volume from a low in February (3,500 flights) by 1,000% to an annual high of 36,400.

Flight Volume August '21
Flight Volume August ’21
Flight Volume August vs. prev. month
Flight Volume August vs. prev. month
Flight Volume August vs. annual average
Flight Volume August vs. annual average

easyJet — Pre-COVID Comparison

Although easyJet has managed massive growth since the beginning of the year, the low-cost carrier is still below its pre-COVID flight volume. In August, easyJet operated approximately 19,5000 flights less than in the same period in 2019. When looking at the share, easyJet operated 65% of its pre-COVID volume in August.

65% represents a solid value compared to many other European carriers. However, especially some low-cost carriers are already some steps ahead. Vueling for example, operated more than 80% of its pre-COVID volume in August.

easyJet — August Flight Volume vs. pre-COVID
easyJet — August Flight Volume vs. pre-COVID
easyJet — August Flight Volume vs. pre-COVID (%)
easyJet — August Flight Volume vs. pre-COVID (%)

easyJet — Punctuality and Reliabiltiy

Punctuality
In terms of punctuality, easyJet delivered robust operations. Only 8.7% of its flights did not arrive on time. Compared to the annual average, easyJet’s on-time performance was up 1.65pp in August. Moreover, after decreasing OTP values in June (89%) and July (80.1%), easyJet managed the turnaround and increased its OTP.

Punctuality counts the number of flights that arrive +15/-15 minutes to their scheduled arrival time and relates that to the overall number of performed flights.

Reliability
Concerning reliability, easyJet delivered its best performance of the year so far. Out of 36,400 flights, the U.K.-airline had to cancel only 16. Accordingly, the flight schedule reliability is almost 100%. Moreover, compared to the already robust annual average (99.7%), August reflects an extraordinary strong month.

Reliability counts the number of flights that actually have been operated and relates to the overall number of scheduled flights. Subsequently, the gap to 100% is flights that have been canceled.

easyJet - On-Time Performance August
easyJet – On-Time Performance August
easyJet - Reliability August
easyJet – Reliability August

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