Airline On Time Performance Statistics —Monthly
For July 2015, on time performance over all routes operated by participating airlines (Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) averaged 82.8 per cent for on time arrivals and 84.3 per cent for on time departures. Cancellations represented 2.0 per cent of all scheduled flights. The equivalent figures for July 2014 were 82.1 per cent for arrivals, 83.5 per cent for departures and 1.7 per cent for cancellations.
This month’s figures were above the long term average performance for all routes (82.5 per cent for arrivals and 84.0 per cent for departures). The rate of cancellations was higher than the long term average of 1.3 per cent.
Virgin Australia achieved the highest on time arrivals among the major domestic airlines at 86.8 per cent, followed by Qantas at 85.5 per cent, Tigerair at 76.2 per cent and Jetstar at 74.5 per cent. QantasLink was the best performing regional airline for on time arrivals at 83.6 per cent, followed by Regional Express at 82.8 per cent and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 80.9 per cent. The Qantas network (Qantas and QantasLink combined operations) recorded 84.5 per cent for on time arrivals while the Virgin Australia network (Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines combined operations) recorded 85.7 per cent.
Virgin Australia also achieved the highest level of on time departures for July 2015 at 88.9 per cent, followed by Qantas at 87.2 per cent, Tigerair at 80.4 per cent and Jetstar at 72.2 per cent. Of the regional airlines, Regional Express and QantasLink both recorded 85.5 per cent and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines recorded 83.0 per cent. The Qantas network recorded 86.3 per cent for on time departures while the Virgin Australia network recorded 87.8 per cent.
QantasLink had the highest percentage of cancellations (3.0 per cent) during the month, followed by Virgin Australia (2.6 per cent), Jetstar (2.3 per cent), Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (also 2.3 per cent), Qantas (1.3 per cent), Tigerair (1.2 per cent) and Regional Express (0.4 per cent).
Airlines’ on time performance varies across the routes they serve. Individual route data by specific airline for 63 routes are shown on pages 10-22.
Of the 63 routes which met the criteria for on time performance reporting in July 2015, the Newman-Perth route had the highest percentage of on time arrivals (96.3 per cent) and the Brisbane-Mount Isa route had the highest percentage of on time departures (100.0 per cent). The Darwin-Sydney route had the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (56.6 per cent) and the lowest percentage of on time departures (50.8 per cent).
Cancellations were highest on the Hamilton Island-Brisbane route at 8.3 per cent, followed by the Hamilton Island-Sydney route at 8.1 per cent, the Moranbah-Brisbane route at 7.9 per cent, the Canberra-Sydney and Sydney-Canberra routes at 7.6 per cent and the Brisbane‑Moranbah route at 6.8 per cent.
Mount Isa Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time arrivals (95.3 per cent) and Newman Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time departures (96.3 per cent). Launceston Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (75.5 per cent) and Broome Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time departures (66.0 per cent). These figures only refer to reported routes and do not cover all flights at these airports.
|Sectors||Arrivals On Time||Deaprtures On Time||Cancellations|
|Virgin Australia Regional Airlines||2708||2647||2141||80.9||2197||83.0||61||2.3|
|Qantas - all QF designated services||20569||20121||17002||84.5||17368||86.3||448||2.2|
|Virgin Australia - all VA designated services||14229||13867||11885||85.7||12176||87.8||362||2.5|
Figure 1: Total Industry On Time Performance by month from July 2012