US ULCCs improve on time performance as the Big 3 airlines maintain operational stability edge
There is no denying that operational performance is now a competitive force in the global airline industry, and airlines in the Americas consistently tout their progress in key metrics such as on time performance.
The three large US global airlines – American, Delta and United – maintained relatively stable, consistent on time performances during 2017, even as massive storms struck the US east coast in late 3Q2017, creating challenges for all US airlines attempting to preserve operational integrity.
One notable trend in on time performance results compiled by OAG is the improvement charted by the US ULCCs Frontier and Spirit, which have struggled with their operational performance in the recent past. The gains made by those airlines are important, as larger airlines continue to find ways to compete more effectively with ultra low cost airlines.
Become a CAPA Member to access Analysis Reports
Our Analysis Reports are only available to CAPA Members. CAPA Membership provides exclusive access to in-depth insights on the latest developments in the aviation and travel industry, developed by our team of dedicated analysts located in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Each report offers a fresh perspective on the latest industry trends and is available online or via the CAPA mobile app, with customisable alerts to help you stay informed and identify new business opportunities.
CAPA Membership also provides access to our full suite of tools, including a tailored selection of more than 1,000 News Briefs every week and comprehensive data and analysis on thousands of companies around the world.