Punctuality, or on-time performance, is important for both airlines and passengers.
OAG, a leading global air travel data provider, published the Punctuality League 2018 report in January 2019. The report presents a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) in 2018 for the largest airlines and airports in the world.
Our infographic covers the top 10 most punctual airlines around the globe, as well as the top 5 per region. But first, a few things to note:
Which flights qualify to be included in the OAG Punctuality League?
To be included in the rankings, the OAG schedules database needs to have the flight status data for at least 80% of all scheduled flights.
What counts as on-time performance?
OAG defines airline OTP as flights that arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival times. Canceled flights are also included.
Which airlines are included for consideration?
Airlines must be ranked among the top 250 airlines by annual Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs). For the regional categories, airlines must have operated a minimum of 18,000 scheduled flights in 2018.
So, which airlines had the best OTP? Let’s take a look!
Here's a quick recap of the results for on-time performance in 2018:
Most Punctual Airline per Region
|Region||Airline Name||Country||OTP 2018|
|Asia Pacific||Hong Kong Airlines||Hong Kong||88.11%|
|Latin America||Copa Airlines||Panama||89.79%|
|Middle East||Qatar Airways||Qatar||85.17%|
|North America||Hawaiian Airlines||The United States of America||87.52%|
For more information, check out the full OAG Punctuality League 2018 report.
You can download this infographic as a PDF.