October On-time Performance Report
25,921 cancelled flights in North America compared to 7,985 in September 2012.
11/06/2012 @ 9:37 AM
North American airlines, on average, delivered 75.57% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in October, down 4.93 percentage points from September's 80.50%. This decline is due to the major flight disruptions of airline operations from October 27th through October 31 caused by Hurricane Sandy*. Cancellations for the group in October were up sharply: 25,921 cancelled flights compared to 7,985 in September 2012. *See recap for more details about the Impact of Hurricane Sandy on North American air travel
North America's top 10 performing airlines and their on-time arrival percentages in October were:
1. HA Hawaiian Airlines- 93.85%
Alaska Airlines and Delta led the majors in October. American Airlines performance improved by 9.15 percentage points from September.
Here's how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:
AS Alaska Airlines - 86.82%
DL Delta Air Lines - 86.50%
US US Airways - 85.92%
WN Southwest Airlines - 83.40%
UA United Airlines - 79.41%
B6 Jetblue- 78.83%
AA American Airlines - 68.23%. (59.08% in September)
AC Air Canada - 67.15%
A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in strong performances in October including Blue1, Aegean Airlines, Czech Airlines, Germanwings and Finnair. For the second month in a row all of the airlines in the top ten delivered > 90% of their flights to the gate on time in October. The average OTP for the group was 83.66% in October, down from 85.03% in September.
The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:
1. KF Blue1 - 95.01%
Of the top ten Asian airline on time performers, seven 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 October was 78.05%, up 5.46 percentage points from September's 72.59%. This is the second month in a row with improvement. August's average came in at 66.69%.
Here are the top ten's on-time arrival percentage numbers:
3X Japan Air Commuter - 96.94%
Though five 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 95.39% on-time departure performance in October. One other Asian airport, two European airports, and one Australian airport rounded out the top 10 in October. The average on-time departure performance among the top 30 airports in October was 73.68%, up from 73.44% in September 2012.
The top 10 performers among the world's busiest airports were:
1. HND Tokyo, JP - 95.39%
SLC took the top spot for the third month in a row with a 89.51% on-time departure performance in October. The average on-time departure performance for the group in October was 81.62%, down only slightly from September's 82.78%.
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 - 89.51%