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March 24, 2015 Aviation, Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59Australia’s domestic airlines have started the year on time, with punctuality figures for January beating the long-term average performance in all routes. Virgin Australia beat Qantas by two percentage points and had a lower rate of cancellations than Qantas and Jetstar.

Of the major domestic airlines, Virgin Australia achieved the highest level of on time departures for January 2015 at 91.5%, statistics collated by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) show.

Virgin was followed by Qantas at 89.4%, Tigerair at 83.9% and Jetstar at 82.3%.  The regional airlines were led by Regional Express at 88.2%, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 86.2% and QantasLink at 86%. http://industryclub.com.au/

Virgin Australia also achieved the highest on time arrivals among the major domestic airlines at 90.6%, followed by Qantas at 88.9%, Jetstar at 83.4% and Tigerair at 82.5%. Regional Express was the best performing regional airline for on time arrivals at 85.0%, followed by QantasLink at 84.7% and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 84.0%.

For January 2015, on time performance over all routes operated by participating airlines (Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) averaged 87.4% for on time departures and 86.5% for on time arrivals.  Cancellations represented 1.5% of all scheduled flights.  The equivalent figures for January 2014 were 88.8% for departures, 87.8% for arrivals and 1.5% for cancellations.

The rate of cancellations was higher than the long term average of 1.3%.

QantasLink and Jetstar had the highest percentage of cancellations (2.2%) during the month, followed by Virgin Australia (1.4%), Tigerair (1.1%), Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (1%), Qantas (0.9%) and Regional Express (0.2%).

Of the 62 routes which met the criteria for on time performance reporting in January 2015, the Brisbane-Mount Isa route had the highest percentage of on time departures (97.2%) and the Brisbane-Darwin route had the highest percentage of on time arrivals (95.8%). The Hobart-Brisbane route had the lowest percentage of on time departures (62.9%) and the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (71%).

Cancellations were highest on the Sydney-Canberra route at 5.9%, followed by the Canberra-Sydney route at 5.6%, the Brisbane-Moranbah route at 4.7%, the Moranbah-Brisbane route at 4.3% and the Gold Coast-Sydney route at 3.3%.

Bundaberg Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time departures (94.9%) and Mount Isa Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time arrivals (94.4%). Hobart Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time departures (74.7%) and Proserpine Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (77.4%). These figures only refer to reported routes and do not cover all flights at these airports.

Edited by : Peter Needham

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  1. stingforever says:

    ….i just notice the sydney canberra route and vice versa have always got the highest percentage of cancellation… consistently…what on earth… why cant they just limit the frequency… travellers can always work around flight schedules anyway… it’s getting very annoying for those passengers affected…

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