Punctuality of passenger flights
2016 punctuality data collected by members of the European Airport Punctuality Network (EAPN) shows a slight deterioration compared to 2015. Punctuality of departing flights averaged 77.9%, with significant monthly fluctuations ranging from a maximum of 84% in the months of February and April to a minimum of 69% and 68% in summer months of June and July. The first quarter of the year, characterized by relatively mild weather, recorded the highest punctuality figures. Summer months of June and July, on the other hand, have lower values both on arrival and departure. Operations were affected by typical summer weather conditions: thunderstorms and strong winds, with the added inconveniences caused by the strike actions by ATC personnel, especially in France. With about 85% of punctual departing flights, Linate holds first place in departing flight punctuality among airports included in this ranking, ahead of the comparable Italian airports of Bologna and Naples. Malpensa, whose punctuality figures stand at around 81%, is higher than the European average and in line with similarly sized European airports (such as Vienna and Copenhagen). It is far better than the larger major hub airports, such as Rome Fiumicino, Zurich, Madrid and London Heathrow.
EAPN departing flight punctuality ranking (% within 15 minutes)