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                                                                                                                                        3rd January 2019


Flybe Again Named Top UK Airline for Punctuality


·         Leading regional airline again outperforms many major industry suppliers for On Time Performance in 2018

·         Only UK-based airline in FlightGlobal’s OTP Awards tables

·         Results published by influential global aviation data and analytics’ business


Flybe, Europe’s leading regional airline, is proud to have once again been recognised as outperforming many major UK players for its On Time Performance* (OTP).


In what is widely regarded as one of the industry’s most comprehensive on-time analyses based on ‘the most stringent and consistent criteria’, Flybe was the only UK-based airline to feature in two categories of the three Top 10 lists published by FlightGlobal today** (3rd January 2019), including placed eighth in the Major Airline table with a 77% on time performance record during 2018. The overall results were determined following analysis of more than 120,000 operated flights a day drawn from over 600 global sources.


Sir Timo Anderson, Flybe’s Chief Operating Officer, comments: “We operate in excess of 450 flights a day, many more than any other airline operating in the UK.  As such, this further official and independent recognition for our punctuality record is extremely welcome and owes a lot to our hard-working crews and engineers.  Nevertheless, we believe that there always remains room for improvement.  A very good record for departing and arriving within the accepted 15-minute window is naturally one of the main considerations for travellers when deciding to which airline they will take their business and we are therefore excited about achieving even better performance in this area in the year ahead.”


This latest report reinforces other high-profile OTP recognition received by Flybe in recent years including being named the most punctual UK-based airline in the Which? report on the ‘Best and Worst Airlines’ published in January 2018.