Airline On Time Performance Statistics – Monthly
Summary – October 2013
For October 2013, on time performance over all routes operated by participating airlines (Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) averaged 79.4 per cent for on time departures and 77.1 per cent for on time arrivals. Cancellations represented 1.9 per cent of all scheduled flights. The equivalent figures for October 2012 were 83.4 per cent for departures, 80.7 per cent for arrivals and 1.2 per cent for cancellations.
This month’s figures were below the long term average performance for all routes (83.6 per cent for departures and 82.1 per cent for arrivals). The rate of cancellations was above the long term average of 1.3 per cent.
Of the major domestic airlines, Qantas achieved the highest level of on time departures for October 2013 at 85.8 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia at 76.2 per cent, Jetstar at 71.3 per cent and Tigerair at 67.4 per cent. The regional airlines were led by Regional Express at 87.1 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 85.1 per cent and QantasLink at 77.9 per cent.
Qantas also achieved the highest on time arrivals among the major domestic airlines at 85.3 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia at 72.8 per cent, Jetstar at 71.9 per cent and Tigerair at 62.0 per cent. Regional Express was the best performing regional airline for on time arrivals at 84.2 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 82.5 per cent and QantasLink at 74.0 per cent.
Tigerair had the highest percentage of cancellations (5.1 per cent) during the month, followed by QantasLink (2.5 per cent), Jetstar (2.4 per cent), Virgin Australia (2.0 per cent), Qantas (1.4 per cent), Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (0.6 per cent) and Regional Express (0.5 per cent).
Of the 62 routes which met the criteria for on time performance reporting in October 2013, the Adelaide-Port Lincoln route had the highest percentage of on time departures (96.5 per cent) while the Launceston-Sydney route had the lowest percentage of on time departures (57.0 per cent). The Perth-Port Hedland route had the highest percentage of on time arrivals (95.2 per cent) while the Port Macquarie-Sydney route had the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (47.0 per cent).
Cancellations were highest on the Sunshine Coast-Melbourne route at 8.8 per cent, followed by Melbourne-Sunshine Coast at 7.4 per cent, Moranbah-Brisbane at 5.0 per cent, Sydney Canberra at 4.8 per cent and Canberra-Sydney, Karratha-Perth and Perth-Karratha at 4.6 per cent.
Port Lincoln Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time departures (95.9 per cent) and Port Hedland Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time arrivals (95.2 per cent). Port Macquarie Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time departures (58.5 per cent) and Albury Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (60.2 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||2710||2695||2293||85.1||2223||82.5||15||0.6|