AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS: TOPPERS IN PERFORMANCE
Three of India’s low-cost carriers (LCC), IndiGo, AirAsia India and SpiceJet feature as India’s most punctual airlines in the OAG’s Punctuality League 2018. The airports at Chennai, Hyderabad and New Delhi also feature in the annual report of airlines and airports with the best on-time performance (OTP) in the world. However, low-cost carriers that depend on a quick turn around and efficient operations do not make it in the ‘ Top 5’. Spanish LCC Vueling the most punctual airline, is ranked seventh with an OTP of 85.25 per cent and a coverage of 82.2 per cent of its flights. It is closely followed by another LCC, JetStar Asia with OTP of 85.08 per cent and a coverage of 86.5 per cent.
In the ‘Mega’ airlines category, IndiGo is ranked fourth among all airlines in the Asia-Pacific region. Mega airlines are the Top 20 airlines of the world measured by number of flights despatched. AirAsia India and SpiceJet join IndiGo in the global ‘ Top 20 LCC’ category. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo said, “On Time Performance is one of our core promises to our customers and it is also one of the three things that IndiGo stands for. We are delighted that we have secured a spot amongst the top five mega airlines globally in terms of OTP in the OAG Punctuality League 2018.”