Copa Airlines named world’s most punctual airline by OAG

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Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines has dethroned three-time winner airBaltic as the world’s most punctual airline, according to OAG’s 2019 Punctuality League.

However, the air travel intelligence company said the on-time performance (OTP) rankings reveal a “turbulent” year for Europe’s biggest airlines and airports, as the continent was plagued with delays.

Copa Airlines topped the ranking as the most punctual airline in the world with OTP of 89.79 per cent, becoming the first-ever Latin American winner of the League.

Fellow region carrier LATAM Airlines Group came first in the ‘Mega Airlines’ category with OTP of 85.6 per cent, climbing seven places and knocking Japan Airlines off top-spot. The success follows in the ‘Medium Airports’ category as Panama City climb from 3rd to 1st.

OAG also welcomed five new entrants in the ‘Small Airports’ category, with Minsk going on to claim first place, but it is Japan which continues its excellent standards by winning the ‘Large Airport’ and ‘Mega Airport’ categories with Osaka and Tokyo Haneda respectively holding onto the top spots.