FlightStats September Airline/Airport On-time Performance Report
Though American Airlines experienced major flight disruptions, overall flight cancellations in North America came sharply down.
10/05/2012 @ 2:23 PM (Updated 10/05/2012 @ 2:24 PM)
FlightStats, the undisputed 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:
1. HA Hawaiian Airlines - 95.47%
Alaska Airlines and Delta led the majors in September. Here's how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:
1. AS Alaska Airlines - 89.13
2. DL Delta Air Lines - 88.78
3. US US Airways - 87.15
4. WN Southwest Airlines - 86.27
5. B6 Jetblue- 82.98%
6. UA United Airlines - 80.87%
7. AC Air Canada - 68.59%
8. AA American Airlines - 59.08%
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:
1. ZN NAYSA - 95.46%
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:
1. XM1 J-Air - 94.39%
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%
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:
1. HND Tokyo, JP - 92.98%
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:
1. SLC Salt Lake City, UT - 92.72%