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Gulf Air Ranked First for Punctuality in Middle East

eTravelBlackboarde-Travel Blackboard – Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has been ranked the first full-service carrier for the third month in a row for on-time-punctuality (OTP) in the Middle East region for the month of March 2013.The airline has also maintained the second position, globally, for its on-time-punctuality in March 2013.

U.S. airline complaints take off; can flyers fight back?

ReutersReuters – Consumer complaints against U.S. airlines rose sharply in 2012, even as the carriers claimed a better record of on-time arrivals and luggage handling.

Airlines Keep on Time Rate High

HispanicBusinessHispanic Business – Federal budget cuts have not significantly affected U.S. airline on time rates, at least not yet, data show. LAX’s on-time rate climbed from 76.7 percent to 81 percent, FlightStats said.

Air Canada’s poor punctuality could cost customers, expert warns

CBCNewsCBC News – Air Canada has the worst on-time arrival performance of any major international airline, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.

Numbers from travel information group FlightStats showed just 60.89 per cent of the Canadian carrier’s flights landed on time in 2012…

REVEALED: Top 10 most-on time international airlines

ArabianBusinessArabian Business – Bahrain’s Gulf Air has been named as the international airline with the world’s second-best record for on-time arrivals during March, according to a report.
Information services firm FlightStat’s latest monthly On-time Airline/Airport Performance report found that 92.11 percent of Gulf Air’s flights were delivered to their arrival gate within 15 minutes of their scheduled time.