London-based OAG – which provides aviation data to firms around the world – has released its latest ‘best on-time performance’ report for both global airlines and airports. The lists (covering 2014) include old standards and a few surprises.
Best On-Time Airports
Small airports are defined as have fewer than 10 million scheduled seats per year while large ones have 20+million. The following had the greatest percentage of on-time flights.
Best Small Airport: The U.K.’s Bristol Airport (BRS). As for U.S. airports, Birmingham and Portland, Ore. made the top 20.
Best Medium Airport: Japan’s Osaka Airport (ITM). U.S. airports in Salt Lake City, Detroit and Washington, D.C. (National) made the top 20.
Best Large Airports: The top 5 included two U.S. entries.
- Tokyo Haneda
Best On-Time Airlines
Large and small, these were the 10 airlines with the best punctuality records world-wide.
- Air Baltic
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Austrian Airlines
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Thai AirAsia
The only other U.S. carrier in the top 20 was Alaska Airlines at number 12. See the complete lists at OAG.