Airlines’ perf slows
AUSTRALIAN domestic airlines’ on-time performance again executed below the long-term average for all routes in Sep.
Airlines averaged 76.2% for ontime arrivals, down from 82.1% in Sep 2018, while 78.4% of flights departed on time, compared to 82.7% in Sep 2018.
Qantas had the highest level of on-time arrivals (75.1%), ahead of Virgin Australia (74.6%), Jetstar (72.1%) and Tigerair Australia (63%).
QF also topped the list for on-time departures (78.3%), followed by Virgin (78%), Jetstar (71.1%) and Tigerair (66.3%).
QantasLink recorded the best on-time statistics of the regional airlines for arrivals (82.3%) while Regional Express took out the crown for departures (84.2%).
Compared to Aug, on-time arrival rates were down 0.2%, while departures were up 0.3% (TD 20 Sep).