On-Time Airlines around the World: Best and Worst for April 2015

The analysts at FlightStats have just published their latest on-time performance report – for April 2015 – and there are some surprises, including the fact that only one U.S. airline made the top ten for punctuality.

On Time Airlines: Global

If you'll be traveling this summer inside or outside the U.S., this is worth a look. FlightStats looked at 50 airlines around the world with scheduled flights of more than 1,500 per month (see the complete report). On-time arrivals ranged from nearly 48% of the time (Pakistan International Airlines) to 91% (Russia's S7 Airlines).

Best On-Time Performances

1. S7 Airlines (formerly Siberia Airlines, one of Russia's largest domestic carriers)

2. SAS (Scandinavian)

3. TAM Linhas Aereas (Brazil)

4. Airberlin (Germany)

5. ANA (Japan)

6. JAL (Japan)

7. Austrian (Austria)

8. Aeroflot (Russia)

9. LOT (Poland)

10. Delta (U.S.)

Worst On-Time Performances

50. Pakistan International (Pakistan)

49. China Eastern (China)

48. El Al (Israel)

47. Air China (China)

46. Air India (India)

45. Turkish Airlines (Turkey)

44. Asiana Airlines (South Korea)

43. Emirates (Dubai)

42. Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia)

41. Saudia (Saudi Arabia)

For the record: U.S. airlines United came in at 21, American at 25.

On-Time Discount Airlines by Region

The most punctual low cost carriers around the world.

North America

1. WestJet Encore (Canada)

2. WestJet (Canada)

3. Virgin America (U.S.)

4. Southwest (U.S.)

5. JetBlue (U.S.)


1. Tigerair Singapore (Singapore)

2. Air Do (Japan)

3. StarFlyer (Japan)


1. Air Baltic (Latvia)

2. Iberia Express (Spain)

3. NIKI (Austria)

Latin America

1. Avianca Brazil (Brazil)

2. Gol (Brazil

3. Azul (Brazil)

Middle East and Africa

1. Pegasus (Turkey)

2. Flydubai (Dubai)

Anne McDermott
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