Ryanair Performance Review

The latest performance statistics: Flight Volume, Punctuality & Schedule Reliability.

This page brings you the latest operations performance facts about Ryanair. The data shown below reflects Ryanair’s previous month’s performance. If you want to discover Ryanair’s performance in real-time you should download the FlightFacts app.

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In September, Ryanair operated 70,035 flights. Compared to August, the Irish budget airline maintained its flight volume. Moreover, Ryanair remained Europe's biggest airline by flight volume by far.


On-Time Performance

In September, Ryanair achieved a punctuality level of "only" 86.5%. In other words, 86.5% of Ryanair flights arrived in a corridor of +15/-15 minutes compared to their scheduled arrival time. Although the result is still better than many other airlines, it is much lower than Ryanair's average on-time performance.
Compared to August, Ryanair's on-time performance dropped by almost 6pp.


Schedule Reliability

Ryanair maintained excellent schedule reliability in September. Out of more than 70,000 flights, Ryanair had to cancel less than 100. As a result, Ryanair achieved schedule reliability of 99.9%. The result is better than Ryanair's annual average, which is currently 99.6%


Flight Volume — 6 Months History

As one of the rare airlines, Ryanair maintained its August flight volume in September too. However, as the chart shows, Ryanair's growth is slowing down at the moment. Of course, the end of summer holidays plays an important role in that context. Usually, airlines reduce their flight volume in September. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see whether Ryanair will continue on its growth path in October or reached a current volume plateau.


About Ryanair

Ryanair is Europe's biggest airline. The ultra-low-cost carrier is based in Ireland and was founded in 1985. In 2016, Ryanair was the largest European budget airline by scheduled passengers flown, and it carried more international passengers than any other airline.

Ryanair operates more than 450 aircraft and serves 225 destinations. Ryanair's route network serves 40 countries in Europe, North Africa (Morocco), and the Middle East (Israel, Jordan, and Turkey).

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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 (green), from 80%-90% as ok (orange), and below 80% as weak (red).
Flight Schedule Reliability (Reliability): 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 (green), from 90%-95% as ok (orange), and below 90% as weak (red).

Data Source: The shown data is based on the latest FlightFacts data. FlightFacts is a free-to-use mobile app that lets you discover the operational performance of airlines and airports in real-time. For more information about FlightFacts, click here or visit our download page. FlightsFacts is available for Android and Apple mobiles and is used by more than 10,000 aviation employees and enthusiasts worldwide!

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