The Most On Time Airlines in the World
We have all been on a delayed flight before, sometimes it makes our layover shorter, and sometimes, alas, we miss our next flight! Whether it is a 30 minute delay or a 4 hour delay, it can be frustrating. Here are some of the most on time airlines, according to the annual OAG report which monitors the flight information of airlines, airports and more.
The Mexican airline Volaris has an 82% on-time performance, making it among one of the most punctual.
19 Austrian Airlines
Ranked as the 19th most punctual airline, flying to 107 destinations in 56 countries.
18 Aegean Airlines
The largest Greek airline, it also boasts an 82% on time rate, flying as far as Canada, Singapore and the Middle East.
Despite filing for bankruptcy in 2017, it also boasts an 82% on time rate, clockin gin at number 17 on the list.
16 Delta Air Lines
Delta flies to more than 300 destinations in 60 countries, with an On time performance rate of 82%.
15 Qatar Airways
Based in Doham, Qatar Airways ranks at number 15 with an 83% On time performance rate.
14 All Nippon Airways
The largest airline in Japan, the Japanese are known for their punctuality, with trains in the capital Tokyo famously on time, so it might come as a surprise to some that the airline only has an 83% OTP rate.
13 Singapore Airlines
Ranking at number 13, with on time performance rate of 84%.
This Brazilian airline is based in São Paulo, the country’s second city. It has an OTP rate of 84% and is a brand new entrant in this ranking for 2018.
Covering vast amounts of Europe and some of North Africa, this Dutch low-cost airline has a brilliant OTP rate of 84%.
10 Aer Lingus
At number 10 Aer Lingus has an 84% OTP rate. The Irish airline flies to 93 destinations, from the UK to the Canary Islands and more.
9 Skymark Airlines
Another Japanese airline, this time operating services within Japan, Skymark has an OPT rate of 85%, but operates a small fleet of just 26 jets.
8 Jetstar Asia
Singapore based airline Jetstar covers much of Asia and a few destinations in Australasia, including Australia and New Zealand. The airline has an OTP rate of 85%
7 Vueling Airlines
Low-cost Spanish airline Vueling is based in Barcelona, Spain’s second city, and has an OTP rate of 85%.
6 Japan Airlines
The country’s national carrier has an OTP rate of 85%. Japan Airlines flies all over the world, including destinations like the Maldives, Indonesia, and even regional airports in the UK.
5 Qantas Airways
Australian airline Qantas is famous for running the world’s longest direct passenger flight in the world – the route between London and Perth in Western Australia. The airline has an OTP rate of 86%.
4 Copa Airlines
The national airline of Panama, Copa has an OTP rate of 86%. It flies to destinations in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
3 Hawaiian Airlines
The 3rd most punctual airline in the world. Hawaiian Airlines has an OTP rate of 87%.
2 Hong Kong Airlines
Coming in second place is Hong Kong Airlines, with an OTP rate of 88%. The carrier serves much of China, as well as southeast Asia, India, the UK and USA.
And the #1 most punctual airline in the world is airBaltic with an OTP rate of 90%. The airline is a state-owned carrier in Latvia flying to more than 60 destinations across Europe.
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