Copa Airlines - Panama's flag carrier ranks second in the world for airline punctuality, with 91.69% of flights taking off close to schedule.
Copa Airlines – Panama’s flag carrier ranks second in the world for airline punctuality, with 91.69% of flights taking off close to schedule.

QTRAVEL – A new report reveals that Japan’s airports are the most punctual in the world. The OAG Punctuality League 2015, based on the on-time performance of the world’s airports and airlines, claims that Japan dominates the airport categories, with Osaka Itami Airport (93.85%) rated as the ‘Best Small Airport’ and Tokyo Haneda Airport (91.25%) as the ‘Best Large Airport’.

Costa Rica’s two international airport, San Jose’s Juan Santamaria (SJO) and Liberia’s Daniel Oduber (LIR), did not make the list. But our southern neighbour, Panama City Tocumen International (92.55%) is ranked third, after second place Brussel’s South Charleroi Airport (93.61%).

The ‘Best Medium Airport’ category is led by Copenhagen (88.53%) followed by Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (88.48%) and Helsinki (88.43%).

After Tokyo in the ‘Best Large Airport’ category, Munich (87.71%) and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (87.47%) are ranked second and third respectively.

For the second year running the low-cost airline has been ranked as the world’s best at timekeeping with an average of 94.39% of flights staying within 15 minutes of schedule.

For airline punctuality, airBaltic is followed by Panama’s Copa Airlines (91.69%), Brazil’s Azul (91.03%), Japan Airlines (90.44%), All Nippon Airways (89.65%), Finnair (89.52%), Brazil’s TAM (89.5%), Austrian Airlines (89.28%), Hawaiian Airlines (89.11%) and LOT-Polish Airlines (88.88%).

From a database of more than 50 million flight records, and incorporating data from OAG’s flightview flight status database, OAG produces the annual benchmarking report for the on-time performance (OTP) of Top Airports

Punctuality-report-thumbnail-shadowAccording to OAG’s annual punctuality roundup, airlines and airports around the world are getting better at sticking to schedules.

OAG’s full report can be found on its website: oag.com


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