Here’s the latest operational data from 38 renowned European and Middle East airlines. As always, we’ve benchmarked flight volume, on-time performance, and cancellations on the 21st of September. Here are the results!

Daily Airline Performance & Operations Benchmark — 21st September '21

Airline Performance Benchmark — What it is about?

The Daily Airline Performance & Operations Benchmark brings you operational key figures of 38 European and Middle East airlines. Moreover, it provides you with the most up-to-date operational data. The benchmark looks into three categories: flight volume, on-time performance, and cancellations on one specific day. On top of that, we provide corresponding data from the day before, the same day last week, and the monthly average.

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Airline Performance Benchmark: Flight Volume, 21st September

In our case, we define flight volume as the number of flights the airline performed on one specific day: 21st September 2021.

IATAAirlineFlights 21th Sept.vs. previous dayvs. same day last weekvs. monthly average
A3Aegean Airlines113-11%-3%-13%
AFAir France617-8%0%-5%
BABritish Airways459-10%+8%-5%
EIAer Lingus85-16%-1%-15%
G9Air Arabia113+8%+5%-8%
GFGulf Air73-6%0%-9%
KUKuwait Airways33-21%-3%-31%
LOLOT Polish Airlines202-18%-3%-13%
LXSwiss Air Lines183-20%+2%-27%
OSAustrian Airlines189-23%-6%-25%
QRQatar Airways446-2%0%-4%
S7S7 Airlines421+1%-1%-1%
SKSAS Scandinavian Airlines470-10%4%++1%
SNBrussels Airlines124-19%-2%-15%
TKTurkish Airlines1,224-5%-2%-9%
TPTAP Air Portugal130-44%+7%-43%
UXAir Europa119-12%+3%-15%
VSVirgin Atlantic42+5%-9%-17%
W6Wizz Air630-8%-23%-16%
WYOman Air36+260%-5%-6%
Airline Performance Benchmark: Flight Volume, 21st September

Airline Performance Benchmark: On-Time Performance, 21st September

Punctuality counts all flights that arrive on time at their destination airport and puts them into relation to the overall operated number of flights. On-time in this context is defined as +15/-15 compared to the scheduled arrival time. We consider an on-time performance above 90% as good, from 80%-90% as ok, and below 80% as weak.

IATAAirlineOTP, 21st Sept.vs. previous dayvs. same day last weekvs. monthly average
A3Aegean Airlines83,2%+6,8 pp-4,8 pp+0,8 pp
AFAir France88,5%+1,3 pp-1,0 pp-0,1 pp
AYFinnair89,6%-1,4 pp-0,2 pp-0,8 pp
AZAlitalia94,3%+8,1 pp+2,0 pp+6,9 pp
BABritish Airways88,0%-0,3 pp0,0 pp+0,4 pp
DPPobeda85,5%+8,0 pp+1,0 pp+0,7 pp
EIAer Lingus97,6%+1,6 pp+4,6 pp+1,5 pp
EKEmirates94,2%+1,0 pp+3,8 pp+1,1 pp
EWEurowings94,3%-1,4 pp-1,0 pp+2,3 pp
EYEtihad84,6%-3,4 pp-1,8 pp-2,1 pp
FRRyanair85,9%-0,8 pp-2,0 pp-1,4 pp
FZFlydubai88,6%+1,9 pp+1,2 pp-1,2 pp
G9Air Arabia90,3%-4,0 pp+5,1 pp+3,1 pp
GFGulf Air94,5%+4,8 pp-4,1 pp+0,4 pp
IBIberia93,9%+0,8 pp+1,8 pp+0,4 pp
KLKLM90,9%+4,3 pp-4,2 pp+1,7 pp
KUKuwait Airways100,0%+4,8 pp+23,5 pp+9,1 pp
LHLufthansa85,4%+0,6 pp+2,9 pp+3,4 pp
LOLOT Polish Airlines94,1%+4,6 pp+2,2 pp+2,8 pp
LXSwiss Air Lines91,8%+7,9 pp-4,8 pp+5,5 pp
OSAustrian Airlines95,8%+5,6 pp+2,8 pp+3,2 pp
PCPegasus76,4%-6,8 pp-10,9 pp-5,5 pp
QRQatar Airways85,0%-7,1 pp-1,8 pp-2,6 pp
S7S7 Airlines91,0%-0,4 pp+1,3 pp-1,8 pp
SKSAS Scandinavian Airlines85,5%+1,1 pp-7,0 pp-2,4 pp
SNBrussels Airlines82,3%+6,4 pp-10,6 pp-3,8 pp
SUAeroflot96,1%+1,7 pp+0,6 pp+0,4 pp
SVSaudia82,7%-8,0 pp-10,7 pp-10,7 pp
TKTurkish Airlines88,2%+2,5 pp-1,0 pp+0,8 pp
TPTAP Air Portugal92,3%+4,3 pp+5,4 pp+5,7 pp
U2easyJet89,9%+4,9 pp-0,8 pp+0,6 pp
UXAir Europa88,2%-4,4 pp-4,8 pp-5,2 pp
VSVirgin Atlantic90,5%-2,0 pp-0,8 pp-2,1 pp
VYVueling97,5%+5,3 pp-0,3 pp+2,6 pp
W6Wizz Air84,8%+3,1 pp-5,3 pp+0,6 pp
WFWideroe’s87,8%-3,9 pp-7,6 pp-4,3 pp
WYOman Air88,9%-11,1 pp-5,8 pp-7,0 pp
XYFlynas81,9%-6,8 pp-11,6 pp-10,7 pp
Airline Performance Benchmark: On-Time Performance, 21st September

Airline Performance Benchmark: Cancellation Rate, 21st September

Schedule reliability counts the number of actually performed flights concerning scheduled flights. In other words, the percentage of flights that an airline didn’t cancel. We consider schedule reliability above 95% as good, from 90%-95% as ok, and below 90% as weak.

IATAAirlineCancellation Rate, 21st Sept.vs. previous dayvs. same day last weekvs. monthly average
A3Aegean Airlines0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp0,0 pp
AFAir France0,6%+0,6 pp-0,8 pp0,1 pp
AYFinnair0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,1 pp
AZAlitalia0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-1,8 pp
BABritish Airways1,3%+1,1 pp-0,1 pp+0,5 pp
DPPobeda0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp0,0 pp
EIAer Lingus0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp0,0 pp
EKEmirates9,7%-0,1 pp+8,7 pp+7,0 pp
EWEurowings0,8%+0,8 pp+0,3 pp+0,3 pp
EYEtihad1,9%+1,9 pp-1,0 pp+0,2 pp
FRRyanair0,0%-0,1 pp0,0 pp-0,1 pp
FZFlydubai0,0%-3,0 pp-1,3 pp-2,1 pp
G9Air Arabia0,0%-1,0 pp0,0 pp-0,2 pp
GFGulf Air4,1%2,8 pp-2,7 pp-0,8 pp
IBIberia0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,1 pp
KLKLM0,0%0,0 pp-0,2 pp-0,1 pp
KUKuwait Airways0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-4,5 pp
LHLufthansa0,0%-0,1 pp-0,4 pp-0,3 pp
LOLOT Polish Airlines0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,2 pp
LXSwiss Air Lines1,1%+1,1 pp-0,6 pp+0,6 pp
OSAustrian Airlines0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,3 pp
PCPegasus0,0%0,0 pp-1,2 pp-0,1 pp
QRQatar Airways1,1%+0,7 pp+1,1 pp+0,8 pp
S7S7 Airlines0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,2 pp
SKSAS Scandinavian Airlines2,3%-2,7 pp-1,0 pp-0,2 pp
SNBrussels Airlines0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,3 pp
SUAeroflot0,6%+0,5 pp+0,6 pp+0,4 pp
SVSaudia4,7%-0,4 pp-2,4 pp-3,1 pp
TKTurkish Airlines0,7%+0,1 pp+0,4 pp+0,3 pp
TPTAP Air Portugal0,0%-1,7 pp0,0 pp-0,2 pp
U2easyJet0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,2 pp
UXAir Europa0,0%-1,5 pp0,0 pp-0,3 pp
VSVirgin Atlantic4,8%+4,8 pp+4,8 pp-1,6 pp
VYVueling0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,1 pp
W6Wizz Air0,0%0,0 pp0,0 pp-0,2 pp
WFWideroe’s1,3%+1,3 pp+1,3 pp+0,2 pp
WYOman Air0,0%-20,0 pp0,0 pp-3,2 pp
XYFlynas4,3%-7,8 pp-9,4 pp0,0 pp
1,0%-0,6 pp-0,1 pp-0,3 pp
Average1,0%-0,6 pp-0,1 pp-0,3 pp
Airline Performance Benchmark: Cancellation Rate, 21st September

Data Source

The shown ranking and contained data are based on the latest FlightFacts data. FlightFacts is a free-to-use mobile app that lets you discover the operational performance of airlines in real-time. For more information about FlightFacts, click here or visit our download page. FlightsFacts is available for Android and Apple mobiles.

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