Airline On Time Performance Statistics —Monthly
For October 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 86.8 per cent for on time arrivals and 87.6 per cent for on time departures. Cancellations represented 1.2 per cent of all scheduled flights. The equivalent figures for October 2014 were 86.2 per cent for arrivals, 87.3 per cent for departures and 1.1 per cent for cancellations.
This month’s figures were significantly better than the long term average performance for all routes (82.6 per cent for arrivals and 84.1 per cent for departures). The rate of cancellations was lower than the long term average of 1.4 per cent.
Virgin Australia achieved the highest on time arrivals among the major domestic airlines at 89.8 per cent, followed by Qantas at 88.3 per cent, Tigerair at 85.4 per cent and Jetstar at 80.2 per cent. Regional Express was the best performing regional airline for on time arrivals at 87.9 per cent, followed by QantasLink at 86.9 per cent and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 83.9 per cent. The Qantas network (Qantas and QantasLink combined operations) recorded 87.6 per cent for on time arrivals while the Virgin Australia network (Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines combined operations) recorded 88.8 per cent.
Virgin Australia also achieved the highest level of on time departures for October 2015 at 91.0 per cent, followed by Qantas at 89.1 per cent, Tigerair at 86.8 per cent and Jetstar at 76.9 per cent. Of the regional airlines, Regional Express recorded 90.7 per cent followed by QantasLink at 88.7 per cent and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 86.0 per cent. The Qantas network recorded 88.9 per cent for on time departures while the Virgin Australia network recorded 90.1 per cent.
QantasLink had the highest percentage of cancellations (2.1 per cent) during the month, followed by Jetstar (1.7 per cent), Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (1.5 per cent), Virgin Australia (1.1 per cent), Qantas (1.0 per cent), Tigerair (0.4 per cent) and Regional Express (0.2 per cent).
Airlines’ on time performance varies across the routes they serve. Individual route data by specific airline for 66 routes are shown on pages 10-22.
Of the 66 routes which met the criteria for on time performance reporting in October 2015, the Canberra-Adelaide route had the highest percentage of on time arrivals (97.3 per cent) and the Townsville-Cairns and Perth-Port Hedland routes had the highest percentage of on time departures (both 96.2 per cent). The Port Macquarie‑Sydney route had the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (62.8 per cent) and the Sunshine Coast-Melbourne route had the lowest percentage of on time departures (67.4 per cent).
Cancellations were highest on the Moranbah-Brisbane route at 6.4 per cent, followed by the Brisbane‑Moranbah route at 6.3 per cent, the Canberra-Sydney route at 4.6 per cent, the Sydney-Canberra route at 4.5 per cent and the Karratha-Perth route at 3.6 per cent.
Ayers Rock Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time arrivals (96.7 per cent) and Port Lincoln Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time departures (95.3 per cent). Port Macquarie Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (70.9 per cent) and the lowest percentage of on time departures (71.9 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||2523||2485||2086||83.9||2138||86.0||38||1.5|
|Qantas - all QF designated services||20208||19895||17424||87.6||17682||88.9||313||1.5|
|Virgin Australia - all VA designated services||13954||13791||12240||88.8||12425||90.1||163||1.2|
Figure 1: Total Industry On Time Performance by month from October 2012