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Meet These World's Most Punctual Airlines and Airports 2018
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Meet These World's Most Punctual Airlines and Airports 2018

Travel analyst OAG has just revealed its  On-Time Airline & Airport Rankings for 2018, naming the airlines and airports with the world's best timekeeping. Drawing on full-year data from 57 million flight records in 2017, the UK-based analyst has created a ranking of the best on-time performance for the world's largest airlines and airports.

Its definition of on-time performance, or OTP, is flights that arrive or depart within 14 minutes and 59 seconds of their scheduled times.

Airbaltic | airbaltic.com
Airbaltic | airbaltic.com

The most punctual airline in the world, with 90.01% of flights on time, is Latvian flag carrier airBaltic. Headquartered in Riga International Airport, airBaltic flies to 68 destinations in Europe, the US and the Middle East.

Most punctual airlines

1. airBaltic (90.01%). (Top Mainline Airline and Top Airline in Europe).
2. Hong Kong Airlines (88.83%). (Top Airline in Asia-Pacific).
3. Hawaiian Airlines (87.24%). (Top Airline in North America).
4. Copa Airways (86.39%). (Top Airline in Latin America).
5. Qantas Airways (86.18%).
6. Japan Airlines (85.27%). (Top Mega Airline).
7. Vueling Airlines (85.35%). (Top Low-Cost Carrier).
8. Jetstar Asia (85.08%).
9. Skymark Airlines (85.00%).
10. Aer Lingus (84.46%).
 
In Asia Pacific, here's the rank:
by ChannelnewsAsia.com
by ChannelnewsAsia.com
 
 
Most punctual airports

OAG ranked airports around the world with an annual minimum of 2.5 million departing seats. As with airlines, the higher the passenger traffic, the tougher the challenges, so OAG has broken down the rankings according to the size of the airport.
 
Tokyo Haneda | japantimes.co.jp
Tokyo Haneda | japantimes.co.jp
 
"Mega" (over 30 million departing passengers per year)
  1. Tokyo Haneda - 86.75% OTP
  2. Madrid - 83.63%
  3. Atlanta - 82.38%
  4. Denver - 82.24%
  5. Dallas/Fort Worth - 81.36%

Major (20 - 30 million passengers) 

  1. Minneapolis St Paul - 85.72%
  2. Doha - 85.41%
  3. Moscow Sheremetyevo - 83.55%
  4. Detroit - 83.30%
  5. Phoenix - 83.22%

Large (10 - 20 M passengers)

  1. Osaka - 88.45%
  2. Salt Lake City - 86.01%
  3. Sapporo - 84.73%
  4. Brasilia - 84.58%
  5. Rio de Janeiro - 84.25%

Medium ( 5 - 10 M passengers)

  1. Birmingham - 89.52%
  2. Panama City - 88.26%
  3. Cologne Bonn - 86.66%
  4. Belo Horizonte - 84.96%
  5. Stuttgart - 84.71%

Small (2.5 - 5 million passsengers)

  1. Tenerife North - 90.05%
  2. Hannover - 89.34%
  3. Stavanger - 86.67%
  4. Durban - 86.65%
  5. Anchorage - 86.64%

Source : OAG.com | Telegraph.co.uk | CNN.com

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