Vietnam Airlines among top 5 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific for April

Vietnam Airlines among top 5 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific for April
The airline was also ranked among the top 10 for punctuality in the region for 2023 (Image credit: Sergii Figurnyi/Adobe Stock)

Vietnam Airlines has been named among the top 5 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific for April this year.

Aviation analytics company Cirium found that the carrier achieved an on-time arrival percentage of 82 per cent, based on data from more than 11,100 flights.

The definition of on-time arrival is when a passenger flight arrives at the gate within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.

Vietnam Airlines said that “this is a remarkable result given a surge in demand for air travel continued to place significant pressure on airport infrastructure, especially during the peak national holiday period from 30 April to 1 May”.

The carrier has also been facing aircraft shortages due to engines being recalled globally for inspection.

Dang Anh Tuan, executive vice president of Vietnam Airlines said: “Safety is the cornerstone of Vietnam Airlines’ operations and practices.

“Our priority is to upgrade service quality to provide better customer experience. Improved on-time performance is a crucial lever of operational excellence.

“To achieve this, we focus on operational solutions such as reasonable flight schedules, proactively working with authorities to be granted early and reasonable slots, ensuring smooth coordination among various stakeholders and factors such as weather, air traffic, airport operations and even aircraft maintenance.”

He continued: In addition to technology, our dedicated teams are able to efficiently manage their resources to ensure flights depart and arrive on schedule, especially in the dynamic and complex world of aviation.”

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Peach Aviation and AirAsia (Malaysia) were also named in Cirium’s ranking for airline punctuality in its evaluation of the Asia-Pacific region.

Earlier this year, Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review 2023 report announced Vietnam Airlines as one of the top 10 most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific.