FlightStats July 2012 On-time Performance Report
North American flight cancellations up substantially from previous month
08/09/2012 @ 5:28 AM
FlightStats, the undisputed leader in global flight and airport information services, releases it's July 2012 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report. The report covers airlines and airports from North America, Europe and Asia (Middle Eastern airlines are reported on a quarterly basis).
North American airlines, on average, delivered 72.12% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in July, down 3 percentage points from June's 75.73%. Cancellations in July were noticeably up with 15,795 cancelled flights compared to 11,405 in June 2012.
North America's top 10 performing airlines and their on-time arrival percentages in July were:
QX Horizon Air - 92.71%
Alaska Airlines, US Airways and Delta led the majors in July. Here's how the N. American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:
AS Alaska Airlines - 88.00%
Tokyo's Haneda outperformed the rest of the world's busiest airports by 15 percentage points. 5 US and 3 European airports rounded out the top 10 in July. The average on-time departure performance among the top 30 airports in July was 67.30%, down from 71.07% in June 2012.
The top 10 performers among the world's busiest airports were:
HND Tokyo, JP - 95.04%
PDX, SLC and SEA outperformed their North American counterparts in July for the third month in a row with each managing over 85% on-time departures. The average on-time departure performance for the group in July was 74.82%, down considerably from June's 78.77%%. Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the 10 best performing large North American airports:
PDX Portland, OR - 87.12%
Smaller, regional European airlines once again turned in strong performances in July with Cimber, airBaltic and Czech Airlines leading the way. 9 European airlines we tracked delivered > 90% of their flights to the gate on time. The average OTP for the group was 81.42% in July, up from 80.93% in June.
The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:
QI Cimber - 94.46%
Hokkaido International, Tiger Airways, SpiceJet and IndiGo airlines joined JAL, ANA and their subsidiaries to capture the top 10 on-time performance positions in July. The average on-time performance rating among the 38 airlines we analyzed in July was 66.96%, down considerably from June's 73.76%.
Here are the top ten's on-time arrival percentage numbers :
XM1 J-Air - 94.11%
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For the results of the FlightStats 2011 On-time Performance Awards go here