According to OAGs latest ‘Punctuality League’ report for 2016, Qantas and Japan Airlines achieved the best on-time performance rates of any airline in the Asia Pacific region last year, while Thai AirAsia is the region’s most punctual low-cost carrier.
The report revealed that 87.56% of Qantas flights arrived at their destination on time last year, putting it top in Asia Pacific and fourth in the world. JAL (86.74%) was Asia Pacific’s second most punctual carrier, with Singapore Airlines (85.19%) third. ANA (84.71%) and Virgin Australia (84.52%) were fourth and fifth respectively.
Globally, the world’s most punctual airlines in 2016 were Hawaiian Airlines (89.87%), Copa Airlines (88.75%) and KLM (87.89%), while the best performing airports were Birmingham (91.28%), Newcastle (90.94%) and Surabaya (90.30%).
By Mark Elliott. This article is a fragment originally published on Travel Daily Asia and can be read in full here.