Travel analyst OAG announced its Punctuality League for 2019, naming the airports and airlines with the world’s best timekeeping.
For the fourth year in a row, the most punctual mega airport (30 million+ seats) is Japan’s Tokyo Haneda (85.62 per cent).
Meanwhile, the most punctual airline in the world — with 89.79 per cent of flights on time — was Latin American airline Copa Airlines. It’s headquartered in Panama City airport, which was also named the world’s most punctual medium-sized airport.
OAG ranked airports around the world with an annual minimum of 2.5 million departing seats and broke down the rankings according to the size of the airport.
The top major airport (20 – 30 million seats) is Moscow Sheremetyevo (87 per cent) while the top large airport (10 – 20 million seats) is Japan’s Osaka Airport (88.22 per cent). Panama City, as mentioned earlier, is the top medium airport (5 – 10 million seats), with on-time performance of 91.11 per cent.
Belarus’ Minsk National Airport is the top small airport (2.5 – 5 million seats), with 92.35 per cent of flights arriving or departing on schedule.
Top Ten Airports for On-Time Flights
(Source: OAG Aviation Worldwide
Note: Rankings for airports catering to airlines with more than 30 million seats)
Latvia’s Air Baltic ranked second among airlines arriving or departing within 15 minutes of scheduled times. Hong Kong Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Bangkok Airways rounded out the top five.
Top Ten On-Time Airlines
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(Source: OAG Aviation Worldwide)
Drawing on full-year data from 58 million flight records in 2018 — the most OAG has ever tracked in a single year — the UK-based analyst has created a ranking of the best on-time performance for the world’s largest airlines and airports.