FlightStats, the leader in global flight and airport information services has released September’s Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report. The report covers airlines and airports from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
North American airlines, on average, delivered 80.50% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in September, up 5 percentage points from August’s 74.87%. Though American Airlines experienced major flight disruptions (21,237 delays and 1,391 cancellations), cancellations for the group in September were down sharply: 7,985 cancelled flights compared to 14,564 in August 2012.
North America’s top 10 performing airlines and their on-time arrival percentages in September were:
Alaska Airlines and Delta led the majors in September. Here’s how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:
A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in strong performances in September including NAYSA, Czech Airlines, Finnair and SAS. All of the airlines in the top ten delivered > 90% of their flights to the gate on time in September. The average OTP for the group was 85.03% in September, compared with 85.61% in August.
The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:
Of the top ten Asian airline on time performers, six delivered >92% of their flights to the gate on time in September. The average on-time performance rating among the 38 Asian airlines we analyzed in September was 72.59%, up noticeable from August’s 66.69%.
Here are the top ten’s on-time arrival percentage numbers:
This is our third quarterly on-time performance report on Middle Eastern airlines. Jazeera Airways continues to demonstrate its operational excellence with > 96% of its flights arriving on time in the third quater.
Here’s a summary of how the Middle Eastern leading airlines performed between July 1, 2012 and September 30, 2012:
1.J9 Jazeera Airways – 96.04%
2 GF Gulf Air – 89.16%
3. WY Oman Aviation – 87.12%
4. ME Middle East Airlines – 83.72%
5. QR Qatar Airways – 82.86%
6. SV Saudi Arabian Airlines – 82.19%
7. G9 Air Arabia – 81.42%
8. EY Etihad Airways – 77.54%
9. FZ Flydubai – 74.88%
10. RJ Royal Jordanian – 69.85%
11. EK Emirates – 69.74%
12. MS Egyptair – 65.83%
13. KU Kuwait Airways – 57.65%
14. TU Tunis Air – 31.61%
Though six North American airports were in the top ten, Tokyo’s Haneda continues to outperform the rest of the world’s busiest airports while posting a 92.98% on-time departure performance in September. One other Asian airport and two European airports rounded out the top 10 in September. The average on-time departure performance among the top 30 airports in September was 73.44%, up from 70.80% in August 2012.
The top 10 performers among the world’s busiest airports were:
SLC took the top spot in North America for the second month in a row with a 92.72% on-time departure performance in September. The average on-time departure performance for the group in September was 82.78%, up from August’s 77.24%.
Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the 10 best performing large North American airports:
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