Room for improvement
There are significant gaps between the best and worst turnarounds.
- There is a 41 minute difference between the best and worst turnaround performances, potentially costing airlines and airports billions of dollars a year and delaying passengers
- The best performing airlines and airports can deliver three more turnarounds per day than the worst performers
- Avoidable APU usage costs the same as the profit from 11 passengers and produces 86kg of CO2 per flight
The Turnaround Benchmark Report provides information on-time performance, the efficiency of catering, fueling, unloading and loading, and pushback connections. It also examines the environmental implications of turnaround operations, focusing on auxiliary power unit and pre-conditioned air usage.
The findings of the Report very clearly show there is significant potential to gain efficiency during the turnaround.