Only six major international airlines
South African Airways (SAA) has been named the world’s most punctual airline, according to a new flight statistics report.
The June 2013 Airline and Airport On-Time Performance Report by FlightStats indicated that major international airlines delivered, on average, 75.85 percent of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June 2013.
This figure represents a decline from May’s 80.70 percent average.
SAA topped the list of global airlines, with a 93.33 percent average, while only five other major international carriers delivered more than 90 percent of their flights on-time.
Global aviation cancellations were up 0.3 percent in June compared to May 2013.
“This is a fantastic result for SAA as we have now over the last five months achieved over 90 percent or above on-time performance, beating the list of the most on-time airlines in the world on three occasions,” SAA country manager Australasia Tim Clyde-Smith said.
“The result speaks volumes about SAA’s commitment and dedication to meet and exceed service levels for our customers, and to consistently match and beat much larger and more resourced carriers.”
Top 10 most on-time airlines:
01 South African 93.33%
02 Gulf Air 92.06%
03 All Nippon Airways 91.42%
04 Japan Airlines 91.29%
05 Finnair 90.34%
06 Tyrolean Airways 90.27%
07 KLM 89.70%
08 EasyJet 87.20%
09 Korean Air Lines 86.80%
10 Iberia 85.70%