SA's most on-time carrier for 2020 revealed

2020-01-06 17:47 - Selene Brophy
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Punctuality is crucial when travelling - so knowing that an airline is ranked tops for on-time performance (OTP) goes a long in giving passengers piece of mind when booking. 

And this year, if you're travelling with FlySafair, your flight is more than likely to arrive 15 minutes within the scheduled arrival time - this is according to UK air travel intelligence company, OAG's  annual Punctuality Report. It is based on the performance of an estimated 57.7 million flight records worldwide during 2019.

The Low Cost Carrier (LCC) topped the rankings for the Middle East and African region and is considerably ahead of the three biggest Middle Eastern Etihad, Qatar and Emirates carriers with an OTP of 94.4%. Click here to download the full report

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The report considers LCC airlines that are ranked among the largest 250 airlines globally by annual Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs) with at least 30 000 flights.

On-time performance for 2019

(Source: OAG)

Overall the top airline in the world for punctuality is Garuda Indonesia with an OTP of 95.01%. The world's most on-time airline in the Mega category is LATAM- tops for the second year running in this category with an OTP of 86.4%. 

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The world's most on-time airport ranking is Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, at 83.4%. A major airport is determined as over 30m departing seats per annum.  Cape Town international also made a showing in the on-time performance ranking for the world's medium sized airports, ranking second with an on-time performance percentage of 84.6%, pipped for the top spot by Panama City with an percentage of 92.2%. Medium airport is defined by 5 - 10m departing seats per annum. 

On-time performance for 2019

(Source: OAG)

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