Best Airports, Best Airlines for On-Time Performance

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.

  1. Munich
  2. Tokyo Haneda
  3. Seattle
  4. Singapore
  5. Minneapolis

Best On-Time Airlines

Large and small, these were the 10 airlines with the best punctuality records world-wide.

  1. Air Baltic
  2. Hawaiian Airlines
  3. Austrian Airlines
  4. Iberia
  5. Norwegian Air Shuttle
  6. KLM
  7. Saudi Arabian Airlines
  8. SAS
  9. Japan Airlines
  10. Thai AirAsia

The only other U.S. carrier in the top 20 was Alaska Airlines at number 12. See the complete lists at OAG.

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Updated: January 8, 2015