6 Most Punctual Airlines in 2017

6 Most Punctual Airlines in 20176 Most Punctual Airlines in 2017

The UK-based aviation monitor organization, OAG, recently released their annual "Punctuality League" report, which assessed the performance of both airports and airlines, with data collected from over 57 million flights in 2017.

On the whole, the aviation industry displayed a high standard for punctuality across the globe, but in 2017 the most punctual airline of them all turned out to be airBaltic, Taiwan News reported. airBaltic is based in Riga, Latvia, and is the Latvian national airline. With 68 flight destinations, it flies routes throughout Europe, the Middle East and across the Atlantic to North America.

In 2017, airBaltic was rated as on average 90.1% likely to depart and arrive on time. According to the criteria for evaluation in the OAG report, “on time” means taking off or landing within 15 minutes of the scheduled time.

The second most punctual airline in 2017 went to Hong Kong Airlines that had an on time average of 88.83%. Third was Hawaiian Airlines at 87.24%. Panama’s COPA Airlines came in fourth at 86.39%, followed by Australia’s Qantas Airlines at sixth place with 86.35% on time performance.


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