Published On: Thu, Jan 11th, 2018

The Most Punctual Airlines Worldwide

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For the fourth year in succession, airBaltic has been named the world’s most punctual airline by UK-based aviation data monitor OAG. The Latvian national carrier serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga and 90 percent of its flights departed or arrived on schedule in 2017. OAG’s defines on-time performance as flights that arrive or depart within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival and departure times.

Hong Kong Airlines only managed a punctuality rate of 74.46 percent in 2016, but last year, that grew sharply to 88.83 percent. Hawaiian Airlines rounds off the top three with 87.24 percent of its flights arriving or departing on schedule. Only two U.S. airlines made OAG’s top-20 list. The other one is Delta which ranked 16th with 82.95 percent of its flights on time.

Infographic: The Most Punctual Airlines Worldwide | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista


In year 2016 

Last year, Tokyo Haneda had the very best on-time performance (OTP) of any large airport around the world, according to OAG’s Punctuality League. Haneda handles over 70 million passengers a year and 91.25 percent of its flights were on schedule. When it comes to the most reliable airlines for on-time performance, airBaltic tops the table for the second year in a row. An impressive 94.4 percent of flights operated by the Latvia’s national carrier arrived within 15 minutes of their planned arrival time. American carriers are conspicuous by their absence from the list.


Infographic: The World's Most Punctual Airlines | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista


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