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South African Airways declared the world’s most on-time airline

July 17, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

South African Airways (SAA) has been declared the most on-time airline in the world. This follows the release of the June 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report by FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services. The report covers airlines and airports in North America, Europe and Asia.

According to Tim Clyde-Smith, SAA’s Country Manager for Australasia, the FlightStats report indicated major international airlines on average delivered 75.85% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June, down from May’s 80.70%.

Cancellations were 1.39%, up from 1.09% in May.

“Only six major international carriers delivered over 90% of their flights on time, with SAA topping the list with 93.33%, outperforming several reputable airlines from around the world,” Tim said.

“This is a fantastic result for SAA as we have now over the last five months achieved over 90% or above on-time performance, beating the list of the most on-time airlines in the world on three occasions,” Tim said.

“The result speaks volumes about SAA’s commitment and dedication to meet and exceed service levels for our customers, and to consistently match and beat much larger and more resourced carriers,” he said.

“This is yet another feather in our caps as we continue to be the leading airline to and on the African continent,” Tim concluded.

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