(Luton, UK – 04, January 2017) Monarch was today named as the world’s most punctual low cost carrier for 2016, according to the latest report from OAG.

The leading UK independent airline group, which operates from five UK airports, is now ranked number one low cost carrier by on time performance with an average on time performance (OTP) of 85.67%.

Top 10 low cost carrier airlines by OTP Rank Airline Name On-time performance (OTP) 2016
1 Monarch Airlines 85.67%
2 GOL 84.63%
3 Transavia 83.98%
4 Jet2.com 82.64%
5 germanwings 82.48%
6 Westjet 81.36%
7 Southwest 81.04%
8 Norwegian Air Shuttle 79.23%
9 Thai AirAsia 78.60%
10 Skymark Airlines 78.32%


OAG’s Punctuality League 2016 is the industry’s most recognised annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for airlines and airports. From a database of more than 50 million flight records, and incorporating data from OAG’s flightview flight status database, OAG produces the annual benchmarking report. The rankings take into consideration ‘mainline’ carriers, as well as low-cost carriers and regional airlines.

Andrew Swaffield, Chief Executive Officer at Monarch said: “We are delighted to be recognised by OAG as the world’s most punctual low cost carrier in 2016 because we know how important punctuality is for our customers. I would like to thank all the Monarch crews, engineers and support staff who worked so hard to help us achieve this recognition. I’m immensely proud of their dedication to our customers.”

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