Qantas named most punctual airline across Asia-Pacific, jumping from fourth place to first in just one year
Qantas has today been announced as the most punctual airline of 2016 across the Asia-Pacific region, following the release of OAG’s annual Punctuality League. Jumping from fourth place to first in just one year, the carrier, which operated approximately 268,000 flights throughout 2016, marginally beat Japan Airlines to the top spot, with 87.6 per cent of its flights arriving on time.
However, Qantas’ performance wasn’t just limited to the Asia-Pacific League, with the airline also placing fourth in the global top 20 mainline category, just 2.3 per cent behind number one global mainline carrier, Hawaiian Airlines, and 1.2 per cent behind COPA Airlines and 0.3 per cent behind KLM.
Mark Clarkson, OAG, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for carriers of the size and complexity of Qantas to come out on top of the regional ranking. For any airline of its stature, there is a staggering array of service providers that support the transactional and functional performance. Qantas has clearly delivered an immensely stable operation in 2016, enabling consistent on-time performance and, in turn, satisfying passengers.”
Australian airports are well represented across all the categories: Cairns joins the global top 10 in the Small Airports Category (2.5m-5m departing seats) also making it Australia’s most punctual airport.
Sydney continues to belong to the Top 20 most punctual airports in the world (Major Category – >20m departing seats) whilst Melbourne misses out this year by 0.1%. Perth and Adelaide achieved Top 10 status in their category (Medium) whilst Brisbane also made the Top 10 in the Large Category.
Top 10 Australia & New Zealand Airports by OTP
|Rank||Airport Name||On-time performance (OTP) 2016|
Airlines by region / Asia Pacific
Also available: Americas; EMEA; Latin America.
|Rank||Airline Name||Code||Average OTP 2015|
|4||All Nippon Airways||NH||84.71%|
|8||Air New Zealand||NZ||79.20%|