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The top airlines with best on-time performance for July 2013

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The FlightStats monthly On-time Performance Report is published its July 2013 edition.

gulfair-a320The FlightStats monthly On-time Performance Report compares the on-time performance of scheduled passenger flights operated by the top airlines throughout various regions globally as well as top performing airports based on their reported departure performance. This report is a summary of airline arrivals and airport departures for the period July 1, 2013 through July 31, 2013.

The top ten performing major international airlines and their on-time percentages were:

1 (GF) Gulf Air 93.04%
2 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 92.97%
3 (SA) South African 92.61%
4 (AY) Finnair 89.77%
5 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.85%
6 (KL) KLM 88.74%
7 (IB) Iberia 88.10%
8 (U2) EasyJet 88.07%
9 (SV) Saudi Arabian 86.93%
10 (LH) Lufthansa 86.67%


North American Airlines

North American airlines, on average, delivered 73.44% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in July compared with 73.57% in June but several points down from the 79.98% in May. The group’s cancellations decreased to 1.92% from 2.10%. (HA) Hawaiian maintained the top spot in North America with 94.06%, and (AS) Alaska led the majors again with 84.06% on-time performance.

North America's top ten performing airlines and their on-time percentages were:

1 (HA) Hawaiian 94.06%
2 (QX) Horizon 90.68%
3 (CP) Compass 85.96%
4 (AS) Alaska 84.06%
5 (QK) Jazz 83.51%
6 (3M) Silver 82.37%
7 (5D) Aeroméxico Connect 81.73%
8 (PD) Porter 79.45%
9 (OO) SkyWest 78.66%
10 (WN) Southwest 76.27%


Here's how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:

1(AS) Alaska 84.06%
2(WN) Southwest 76.27%
3(AC) Air Canada 74.94%
4(US) US Airways 74.67%
5(UA) United 74.34%
6(AA) American 73.69%
7(VX) Virgin America 69.42%
8(B6) Jetblue 63.54%


European Airlines

A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in solid performances in July. For the third month in a row (NT) Binter Canarias kept the top spot delivering 100% of its flights on time. This month, eight of the 50 airlines we evaluated had over 90% of their flights to the gate on time. The on-time performance for the group was 83.37% up from from June’s 81.01%. Cancellations for the group were down significantly to .57% from 1.38% the previous month.

The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:

1 (NT) Binter Canarias 100.00%
2 (TF) Malmo Aviation 93.42%
3 (ZN) NAYSA 93.10%
4 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 92.97%
5 (WA) KLM Cityhopper 91.92%
6 (CT) Air One CityLiner 91.83%
7 (K2) EuroLot 91.31%
8 (DY) Norwegian Air Shuttle 90.77%
9 (CL) Lufthansa Cityline 89.95%
10 (CJ) BA CityFlyer 89.94%


Asian Airlines

Five of the top ten Asian airlines delivered greater than 90% of their flights to the gate on time in July. The average on-time performance rating among the 41 Asian airlines we analyzed was 63.14% down from June’s rate of 68.86%, significantly down from May’s 72.39%. Cancellations for the group were 2.38%.

Here are the top ten on-time arrival performers among Asian carriers:

1 (3X) Japan Air Commuter 95.55%
2 (XM1) J-Air 93.15%
3 (FD) Thai AirAsia 92.27%
4 (BX) Air Busan 90.67%
5 (EH) ANA Wings 90.06%
6 (HD) Hokkaido 89.42%
7 (NU) Japan Transocean 89.25%
8 (JC) JAL Express 89.22%
9 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.85%
10 (6E) IndiGo 86.83%


munich-airportMajor International Airports

Tokyo's Haneda held its top spot among the world’s busiest airports with an on-time performance of 91.28%. In June, three Asian Airports, three North American airports, three European airports, and one Australian Airport were in the top ten. The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports was 69.66% up slightly from July’s rate of 69.26% and cancellations for the group were 1.82% down from May’s rate of 1.99%. Stormy weather in North America and overall consistently weak performance by China's airports kept the overall airport performance average low.

The top ten performers among international airports were:

1 Tokyo (HND) 91.28%
2 Munich (MUC) 86.12%
3 Tokyo (NRT) 84.90%
4 Seattle (SEA) 83.63%
5 Amsterdam (AMS) 82.67%
6 Minneapolis (MSP) 81.84%
7 Singapore (SIN) 81.75%
8 Frankfurt (FRA) 81.74%
9 Phoenix (PHX) 80.99%
10 Sydney (SYD) 80.11%


North American Airports

Honolulu took the top spot with 88.10% on-time departure performance in July. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 73.91% up slightly from June’s 72.61% but down from May’s 79.89%. Cancellations for the group decreased to 1.79% compared with 1.96% in June.

Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large North American airports:

1 Honolulu (HNL) 88.10%
2 Salt Lake City (SLC) 86.26%
3 Portland (PDX) 85.51%
4 Vancouver (YVR) 85.37%
5 Seattle (SEA) 83.63%
6 Calgary (YYC) 82.03%
7 Minneapolis (MSP) 81.84%
8 San Diego (SAN) 81.52%
9 Phoenix (PHX) 80.99%
10 Montreal (YUL) 80.30%


sgia-newterminal2European Airports

Munich took Europe’s top spot with a 86.12% on-time departure performance in July. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 69.32%, up slightly from June’s 67.68% but down significantly from May’s 76.24%. Cancellations for the group were .75% down from the previous month’s 1.46% .

Here are on-time departure performance results for the ten best performing large European airports:

1 Munich (MUC) 86.12%
2 Vienna (VIE) 86.12%
3 Oslo (OSL) 84.43%
4 Prague (PRG) 84.15%
5 Hamburg (HAM) 83.42%
6 Amsterdam (AMS) 82.67%
7 Frankfurt (FRA) 81.74%
8 Athens (ATH) 81.21%
9 Berlin (TXL) 80.25%
10 Istanbul (SAW) 79.97%


Asian Airports

Osaka International Airport kept the lead among Asian airports with 96.06% on-time departure performance in July. Four of the top ten airports had on-time departure performance rates that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group dropped to 48.62% down from 55.05% in June and 57.61% in May. Cancellations for the group were at 2.60% up slightly from 2.21% the previous month.

China's airports continue to struggle with on-time performance as the bottom 20 airports in Asia are in China. They’ve recently implemented an “unrestricted take-off” policy at eight of the nation’s airports to ameliorate the situation. Early performance results are inconclusive with performance remaining relatively constant or even depressing a bit. For reference the cumulative on-time performance rate at PEK, SHA, PVG, CAN, SXZ, CTU, XIY and KMG was 28.57% in June and 22.38% in July. Since the policy's inception on the 18th through July 31st, the cumulative rate was 25.17%. See departure performance by date.

Here is a list of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large Asian airports:

1 Osaka (ITM) 96.06%
2 Nagoya (NGO) 91.70%
3 Tokyo (HND) 91.28%
4 Fukuoka (FUK) 90.25%
5 Delhi (DEL) 88.52%
6 Sapporo (CTS) 87.41%
7 Osaka (KIX) 87.03%
8 Okinawa (OKA) 86.03%
9 Tokyo (NRT) 84.90%
10 Jeju (CJU) 82.64%


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