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Most Punctual Airlines and Airports In The World

The Punctuality League 2020, a comprehensive ranking of the world’s largest airlines and airports for on-time performance (OTP) reveals best performing airlines and airports in the world.

Garuda Indonesia takes the top spot globally and regionally with an impressive OTP of 95.01%.

Aeroflot finished as the most punctual Mega Airline in Europe and second-most punctual mega in the world (OTP 86.30%).

Six U.S. carriers ranked among the most punctual Mega Airlines in the world, including Delta Air Lines (4), Alaska Airlines (6), Southwest Airlines (8), American Airlines (9), United Airlines (13) and JetBlue (16).

Copa Airlines (OTP 92.01%) and LATAM Airlines Group (OTP 86.41%) were the second and fifth-most punctual airlines in the world.

Turkish Airlines (OTP 76.72%) ranked 12th most punctual airlines in the world.

Skymark Airlines ranked most punctual airlines in the LCC category with an impressive OTP of 90.12%. SunExpress (OTP 80.51%) and Pegasus Airlines (OTP 79.74%) of Turkey ranked 8th and 11th respectively.

Japanese airport Osaka Itami (ITM) finished as the most punctual Large Airport for a second consecutive year with an OTP of 88.03%.

Turkish Airlines’ hub Istanbul Atatürk (IST; OTP 76.16%) ranked 12th and British Airways’ hub London Heathrow (LHR; OTP 75.27%) ranked 13th among Mega Airports—a notable accomplishment for the world’s most internationally connected airport.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport on Istanbul’s Asian side ranked the most punctual Major Airport in the airport, while Delta-hub airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) was the second most punctual Major Airport in the world, with an OTP of 83.27%.

Six Latin American airports earned placements in the top 20 Medium category with Panama City (PTY; OTP 92.21%), Recife (REC; OTP 82.64%), Rio de Janeiro (GIG; OTP 82.06%) and Belo Horizonte (CNF; OTP 81.55%) placing in the top 10.

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