Airline On Time Performance Statistics —Monthly
For September 2014, on time performance over all routes operated by participating airlines (Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) averaged 87.7 per cent for on time departures and 86.6 per cent for on time arrivals. Cancellations represented 1.2 per cent of all scheduled flights. The equivalent figures for September 2013 were 83.0 per cent for departures, 80.9 per cent for arrivals and 1.6 per cent for cancellations.
This month’s figures were better than the long term average performance for all routes (83.7 per cent for departures and 82.2 per cent for arrivals). The rate of cancellations was below the long term average of 1.3 per cent.
Of the major domestic airlines, Qantas achieved the highest level of on time departures for September 2014 at 89.5 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia at 87.1 per cent, Jetstar at 85.0 per cent and Tigerair at 75.8 per cent. The regional airlines were led by Regional Express at 90.4 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 89.7 per cent and QantasLink at 88.6 per cent.
Qantas also achieved the highest on time arrivals among the major domestic airlines at 88.9 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia at 86.9 per cent, Jetstar at 85.3 per cent and Tigerair at 73.2 per cent. Virgin Australia Regional Airlines was the best performing regional airline for on time arrivals at 88.2 per cent, followed by Regional Express at 88.0 per cent and QantasLink at 86.5 per cent.
Virgin Australia had the highest percentage of cancellations (1.7 per cent) during the month, followed by Qantas (1.4 per cent), QantasLink (1.2 per cent), Jetstar (1.1 per cent), Tigerair (also 1.1 per cent), Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (0.6 per cent) and Regional Express (0.1 per cent).
Of the 62 routes which met the criteria for on time performance reporting in September 2014, the Adelaide-Port Lincoln route had the highest percentage of on time departures (97.7 per cent) and the Perth-Port Hedland route had the highest percentage of on time arrivals (97.5 per cent). The Sunshine Coast-Melbourne route had the lowest percentage of on time departures (72.4 per cent) and the Darwin-Brisbane route had the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (62.3 per cent).
Cancellations were highest on the Sydney-Melbourne and Melbourne-Sydney routes at 3.6 per cent, followed by Moranbah-Brisbane at 3.3 per cent, Brisbane-Sydney at 3.0 per cent and Sydney-Brisbane at 2.7 per cent.
Port Lincoln airport recorded the highest percentage of on time departures (96.1 per cent) and Port Hedland airport recorded the highest percentage of on time arrivals (97.5 per cent). Port Macquarie Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time departures (76.8 per cent) and the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (78.5 per cent). These figures only refer to reported routes and do not cover all flights at these airports.
|Sectors||Departures On Time||Arrivals On Time||Cancellations|
|Virgin Australia Regional Airlines||2548||2533||2271||89.7||2235||88.2||15||0.6|