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August 20, 2014 Aviation, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Qantas may have a few problems at the moment but it remains Australia’s most punctual domestic airline by far – and punctuality really matters, especially to business travellers.

For financial year 2013-14, ended 30 June 2014, Qantas achieved the highest level of on-time departures at 87.5%, followed by Virgin Australia at 83.8%, Jetstar at 78.8% and Tigerair at 75.1%. The regional airlines were led by Regional Expressat 88.6%, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 84.8% and QantasLink at 82.3%.

That comparison of Australia’s major domestic airlines was conducted by Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). http://www.miceasiaexhibition.com/

Qantas also achieved the highest on-time arrivals among the major domestic airlines

at 86.4%, followed by Virgin Australia at 81.7%, Jetstar at 79.5% and Tigerair at 1.1%. Regional Express was the best performing regional airline for on-time arrivals at 85.8%, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 82.3% and QantasLink at 78.7%.

For the year ended June 2014, on-time performance over all routes operated by participating airlines (Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) averaged 83.8% for on-time departures and 81.9% for on-time arrivals. Cancellations represented 1.6% of all scheduled flights. The equivalent figures for 2012-13 were 81.1% for departures, 78.8% for arrivals and 1.7% for cancellations.

The figures for 2013-14 were close to the long-term average performance for all routes (83.7% for departures and 82.2% for arrivals). The rate of cancellations was above the long-term average of 1.3%.

QantasLink had the highest percentage of cancellations (2.5%) during 2013-14,

followed by Tigerair (2.2%), Jetstar (1.9%), Virgin Australia (1.5%), Qantas (1.3%),

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (also 1.3%) and Regional Express (0.5%).

Of the 60 routes which met the criteria for on-time performance reporting for all 12 months in 2013-14, the Perth-Port Hedland route had the highest percentage of on-time departures (94.7%) and the highest percentage of on-time arrivals (95.1%). The

Alice Springs-Melbourne route had the lowest percentage of on-time departures (66.3%) and the Port Macquarie-Sydney route had the lowest percentage of on-time arrivals (63.8%).

Cancellations were highest on the Moranbah-Brisbane route at 5.6%, followed by

Brisbane-Moranbah at 5.5%, Karratha-Perth at 4.5%. Canberra-Sydney at 4.2% and Perth-Karratha at 4.1%.

Newman Airport recorded the highest percentage of on-time departures (92.3%) and

Port Hedland Airport recorded the highest percentage of on-time arrivals (95.1%).

Alice Springs Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on-time departures (67.8%) and Port Macquarie Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on-time arrivals (72%).

These figures refer only to reported routes and don’t cover all flights at these airports.

Edited by : Peter Needham

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