QF leads OTP for 2018
QANTAS was Australasia’s most punctual airline last year, according to a new report from flight data aggregator OAG, which has compiled its 2018 “Punctuality League” based on 58 million flight records.
QF came in sixth position on the global rankings, with the world’s most on-time carrier being Panama’s Copa Airlines with an overall 89.79% ranking.
AirBaltic was in second spot with 89.17% of flights on time, followed by Hong Kong Airlines (88.11%), Hawaiian Airlines (87.52%), Bangkok Airways (87.16%) and then Qantas with 85.65% of flights on time.
In terms of Asia-Pacific airlines, Qantas was in third spot after HX and PG, followed by All Nippon Airways, Jetstar Asia, Japan Airlines and Air Astana.
Singapore Airlines was the region’s eighth most punctual carrier with 83.46% of flights on time, while OAG noted that Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia had both dropped out of the top ten this year.
The report also ranks the world’s major airports for their on-time performance, with Sydney and Melbourne both appearing in the top 20.
Sydney was in 17th spot with an on-time rating of 76.1%, just ahead of Melbourne at 74.69%.
Moscow was the top rated global airport for punctuality, with Doha taking out second spot.