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Old 15th Sep 2017, 20:40
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Originally Posted by EastMids View Post
Cancelled flights do not depart on time. So if punctuality is a measure of flights that do depart on time, how does cancelling flights improve punctuality?
It will free up crew and aircraft to cover slack and increase standby's to the operating schedule, according to the article. With many short legs will a morning delay also delay the following pair of flights until it can catch up in the midday break. Since most airframes return to the same base after each flight pair, and all the planes are the same, with an extra crewed aircraft they can switch that in to operate the rest of the day's schedule on time for that line.
It's the usual; not enough pilots and planes to operate an ambitious schedule, combined with all the extra cabin bag delays and musical chairs before takeoff, to be on top of the for Ryanair marketing all important on-time statistics.
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