QANTAS REMAINS IN TOP 3 MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINES IN ASIA-PACIFIC,
HONG KONG AIRLINES NO.1, AS AIR NEW ZEALAND DROPS OUT OF RANKINGS
The OAG Punctuality League 2019 reveals strong global performance for Asia-Pacific but highlights mixed results for Australia and New Zealand’s airports and airlines
4 January 2019 – Hong Kong Airlines once again claims the title as the most punctual airline in Asia-Pacific, and the third most punctual worldwide, according to OAG’s Punctuality League 2019, which is the most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s airlines and airports.
Qantas leads Australia & New Zealand airlines for OTP with 85.65% of flights on time in 2018. This is only slightly down on the previous year when OTP was 86.18%. Virgin Australia comes in second with OTP of 78.32%, followed by Air New Zealand with 76.70%. Air New Zealand drops out of the Top 10 for the region for the first time, dropping from No.8 last year.
Table 1 – Top 5 Australia & NZ Airlines
Meanwhile Cairns (CNS) tops the rankings for Australia and New Zealand airports again this year with 83.7% of flights categorised as on-time. Adelaide is second with 82.95% of flights on time, up from 4thplace last year.
All 10 airports have seen reductions in OTP compared to last year. Average OTP across the 10 airports last year was 80.9% whilst in 2018, this fell to 78.29%. Auckland (AKL) and Melbourne (MEL) in particular have seen OTP fall by over 4 percentage points.
Table 2- Top 10 Australia & New Zealand Airports
Key results from OAG’s Punctuality League 2019, include:
View the full results from OAG’S Punctuality League 2019, and download a copy of the full report HERE.
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