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Saudia wins 9th position among top 10 airlines in on-time performance


Saudia held ninth position among the top 10 international airlines in terms of on-time performance in July 2013 achieving 86.93 percent, according to the FlightStats monthly On-time Performance Report. Saudia was placed above Lufthansa. Gulf Air won the top place with 93.04 percent, followed by Tyrolean Airways 92.97 percent and South African 92.61 percent.

FlightStats 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. The new report is based on airline arrivals and airport departures for the period July 1, 2013 through July 31, 2013.

“Major International airlines on average delivered 75.21% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in July, down slightly from June’s 75.85%. Cancellations for the group remained relatively constant at 1.31%, compared with 1.39% last month. Only three major international carriers, Gulf Air, Tyrolean Airways, and South African Airways delivered over 90 percent of their flights on time.

The on-time percentages of other top 10 airlines were: Finnair 89.77%, which held the position of No. 4, Japan Airlines 88.85%, KLM 88.74%, Iberia 88.10%, EasyJet 88.07% and Lufthansa 86.67%, which was No. 10.

Stormy weather again held, July’s air traffic performance in North America at a stable but depressed rate. 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%. Hawaiian maintained the top spot in North America with 94.06%, and Alaska led the majors again with 84.06% on-time performance.

A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in solid performances in July. For the third month in a row 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 FlightStats said in its report. The on-time performance for the group was 83.37% up from June’s 81.01%. Cancellations for the group were down significantly to .57% from 1.38% the previous month.

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 analyzed by the organization 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%.

Among the 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: Tokyo (HND) 91.28%, Munich (MUC) 86.12%, Tokyo (NRT) 84.90%, Seattle (SEA) 83.63%, Amsterdam (AMS) 82.67%
6 Minneapolis (MSP) 81.84%, Singapore (SIN) 81.75%, Frankfurt (FRA) 81.74%, Phoenix (PHX) 80.99% and Sydney (SYD) 80.11 percent.

Munich airport 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: Munich (MUC) 86.12%, Vienna (VIE) 86.12%, Oslo (OSL) 84.43%, Prague (PRG) 84.15%, Hamburg (HAM) 83.42%, Amsterdam (AMS) 82.67%, Frankfurt (FRA) 81.74% , Athens (ATH) 81.21%, Berlin (TXL) 80.25% and Istanbul (SAW) 79.97%.

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.

Here is a list of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large Asian airports: Osaka (ITM) 96.06%, Nagoya (NGO) 91.70%, Tokyo (HND) 91.28%, Fukuoka (FUK) 90.25%, Delhi (DEL) 88.52%, Sapporo (CTS) 87.41%
7 Osaka (KIX) 87.03%, Okinawa (OKA) 86.03%, Tokyo (NRT) 84.90% and Jeju (CJU) 82.64%.

“These on-time performance reports for worldwide carriers and airports are generated from FlightStats Analytics. We track the performance of over 150,000 operated and codeshare flights per day, archive the data for analysis and publication, and provide real time flight status to millions of travelers worldwide each day,” the report said.

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