Aeroflot named as most punctual airline of 2019 by Cirium

posted on 2nd January 2020 by William Hayes

Travel data analytics business Cirium has released rankings for the world’s most punctual airlines, with Russian carrier Aeroflot coming out on top.

The eleventh annual On-Time Performance (OTP) Review aims to recognise the airlines and airports which perform best in terms of on-time flight operations over the course of the year.

The analysis lists the top 10 most on-time airlines and airports globally, by size and region, and showed that 86.7% of Aeroflot’s flights operated on time in 2019.

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways is in second place with 86.3% of its flights on time.

Last year’s winner, Delta Air Lines, takes third place in the global category, with 85.7% of flights arriving on time, but tops both the mainline and network rankings in the North America category.

Meanwhile, Latin American airline LATAM clinches top ranking in the global network airline category, with 86.7% of its flights arriving on time.

The 2019 review also reveals Aeroflot as the most punctual airline in Europe. In the Asia-Pacific, ANA takes top spot; Copa Airlines is most on-time in Latin America; and in the Middle East and Africa, Qatar Airways beats Emirates to first place.

Japanese airline StarFlyer is named the world’s most punctual low-cost carrier, with 91.4% of its flights arriving on schedule.

Cirium’s OTP Review also identifies Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International (SVO) as the world’s most punctual airport, where 95% of departing flights were operated on time.