FlightStats Releases March 2013 Airline/Airport On-time Performance Report

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FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the March 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report. The report covers airlines and airports in the following regions: Major International, North America, Europe and Asia. Get the FlightStats March 2013 On-time Airline/Airport Performance Report.

The FlightStats March 2013 On-time Performance Report Summary:

Major International Airlines

March 2013 Major International Airlines On-time Arrivals

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Major International airlines on average delivered 78.76% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in March , up slightly from February’s 77.64%. Cancellations for the group in March were 1.35%, down from 1.57% last month. Only two major international carriers: (SA) South African and (GF) Gulf Air, delivered over 90% of their flights on time.

The top ten performing Global airlines and their on-time percentages in March were:

    1 (SA) South African 92.26%
    2 (GF) Gulf Air 92.11%
    3 (SQ) Singapore Airlines 89.92%
    4 (KL) KLM 88.93%
    5 (AY) Finnair 88.67%
    6 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.54%
    7 (NZ) Air New Zealand 87.97%
    8 (U2) EasyJet 87.65%
    9 (NH) ANA 87.28%
    10 (KE) Korean Air Lines 86.35%

North American Airlines

March 2013 North American Airlines On-time Arrivals

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North American airlines, on average, delivered 79.04% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in March. The group’s cancellations decreased to 1.81%.

North America’s top ten performing airlines and their on-time percentages in March were:

    1 (QX) Horizon 90.50%
    2 (HA) Hawaiian 89.63%
    3 (5D) Aeroméxico Connect 89.02%
    4 (VX) Virgin America 87.25%
    5 (CP) Compass 86.45%
    6 (AS) Alaska 85.64%
    7 (DL) Delta 84.55%
    8 (YV) Mesa 83.93%
    9 (JIA) PSA 83.19%
    10 (US) US Airways 82.26%

(AS) Alaska led the majors again in March with 85.64% on-time performance.  Here’s how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:

    1 (AS) Alaska 85.64%
    2 (DL) Delta 84.55%
    3 (US) US Airways 82.26%
    4 (AA) American 81.20%
    5 (UA) United 80.54%
    6 (WN) Southwest 77.02%
    7 (B6) Jetblue 72.73%
    8 (AC) Air Canada 70.20%

European Airlines

March 2013 European Airlines On-time Arrivals

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A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in strong performances in March. (TF) Malmo Aviation took the top spot delivering 93.83% of its flights on time. In March eight of the top 10 had at least 90% of their flights to the gate on time. The OTP for the group was 80.54% in March, down from 81.30% in February. Cancellations for March for the group were 1.94% up from February’s cancellations of 1.68%. (IB) Iberia Airlines had the highest percentage of cancellations with 6.26%.

The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:

    1 (TF) Malmo Aviation 93.83%
    2 (A3) Aegean Airlines 93.35%
    3 (WA) KLM Cityhopper 92.84%
    4 (OA) Olympic Air 92.62%
    5 (FV) Rossiya 92.62%
    6 (NT) Binter Canarias 91.60%
    7 (DB) Brit Air 90.20%
    8 (LO) LOT – Polish Airlines 90.13%
    9 (ZN) NAYSA 89.44%
    10 (KL) KLM 88.93%

Asian Airlines

March 2013 Asian Airlines On-time Arrivals

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Of the top ten Asian airline on time performers, six delivered greater than 90% of their flights to the gate on time in March. The average on-time performance rating among the 41 Asian airlines we analyzed in March was 72.44%, up from February’s 68.18%. Cancellations for the group were 1.28%.

Here are the top ten on-time arrival performers among Asian carriers:

    1 (BX) Air Busan 97.06%
    2 (3X) Japan Air Commuter 93.68%
    3 (XM1) J-Air 92.66%
    4 (FD) Thai AirAsia 90.67%
    5 (6E) IndiGo 90.33%
    6 (EH) ANA Wings 90.22%
    7 (SQ) Singapore Airlines 89.92%
    8 (JC) JAL Express 89.87%
    9 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.54%
    10 (NH) ANA 87.28%

Major International Airports

March 2013 Major International Airports On-time Departures

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(HND) Tokyo’s Haneda recaptured the top spot among the world’s busiest airports with an on-time performance of 92%. In March, seven North American airports, two Asian Airports and one European airport was in the top ten. The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports in March was 74.59% up slightly from February’s rate of 73.29% and cancellations for the group were 1.35% down from February’s rate of 2.39%.

The top ten performers among the world’s busiest airports were:

    1 Tokyo (HND) 92.00%
    2 Seattle (SEA) 86.80%
    3 Charlotte (CLT) 84.88%
    4 Singapore (SIN) 84.53%
    5 Phoenix (PHX) 84.34%
    6 Amsterdam (AMS) 84.13%
    7 Minneapolis (MSP) 83.56%
    8 Detroit (DTW) 83.45%
    9 Los Angeles (LAX) 82.19%
    10 Boston (BOS) 81.18%

North American Airports

March 2013 North American Airports On-time Departures

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(PDX) Portland International Airport took the top spot with 88.52% on-time departure performance in March. The average on-time departure performance for the group in March was 79.92% down slightly from February’s 80.13%. Cancellations for the group were down one percentage point to 1.74% in March. This was likely due to several end-of-season storms hitting the country in March. Most affected airports were, (LGA) 4.82%, (IAD) 4.54%, (DCA) 4.27%, (BOS) 3.35%, (ORD) 3.31% and (EWR) 3.27% of their flights cancelled.

Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large North American airports:

    1 Portland (PDX) 88.52%
    2 Salt Lake City (SLC) 87.19%
    3 Seattle (SEA) 86.80%
    4 Vancouver (YVR) 84.95%
    5 Charlotte (CLT) 84.88%
    6 Phoenix (PHX) 84.34%
    7 San Diego (SAN) 84.06%
    8 Honolulu (HNL) 83.92%
    9 Minneapolis (MSP) 83.56%
    10 Detroit (DTW) 83.45%

European Airports

March 2013 European Airports On-time Departures

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(SAW) Istanbul captured Europe’s top spot with a 91.22% on-time departure performance in March. Only two of the top ten had an average that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group in March was 70.67%. Cancellations for the group were 1.96%, up slightly from February’s 1.81%.

Here are on-time departure performance results for the ten best performing large European airports:

    1 Istanbul (SAW) 91.22%
    2 Athens (ATH) 90.15%
    3 Palma Mallorca (PMI) 85.35%
    4 Warsaw (WAW) 84.62%
    5 Prague (PRG) 84.61%
    6 Amsterdam (AMS) 84.13%
    7 Barcelona (BCN) 82.28%
    8 Toulouse (TLS) 81.93%
    9 Munich (MUC) 81.03%
    10 Lyon (LYS) 80.58%

Asian Airports

March 2013 Asian Airports On-time Departures

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ITM) Osaka International Airport leads Asian airports with 96.48% on-time departure performance in March.  Six of the top ten airports had on-time departure performance rates that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group in March was 58.84% up from 52.04% in February. Cancelations for the group were at 1.41%.

Here is a list of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large Asian airports:

    1 Osaka (ITM) 96.48%
    2 Jeju (CJU) 95.16%
    3 Nagoya (NGO) 92.94%
    4 Tokyo (HND) 92.00%
    5 Seoul (GMP) 91.52%
    6 Fukuoka (FUK) 90.52%
    7 Sapporo (CTS) 86.55%
    8 Taipei (TPE) 84.62%
    9 Singapore (SIN) 84.53%
    10 Tokyo (NRT) 84.48%

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