December 2013 On-Time Performance Report

FlightStats Announces December 2013 Airline/Airport On-Time Performance Report

FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the December 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report. The report covers airlines and airports in the following regions: Major International, North America, Europe and Asia. Get the December 2013 FlightStats On-time Airline and Airport Performance Report.

The FlightStats December 2013 On-time Performance Full Report can be found here.

Major International Airlines On-time Arrivals

Major International airlines on average delivered 75.16% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes in December, significantly down from November’s 81.94%. More than 8% were excessively late (45+ minutes), up from 5.23% in November. (GF) Gulf Air, (SV) Saudi Arabian and (IB) Iberia were able to deliver more than 88% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes.

The top ten performing major international airlines and their on-time percentages were:

1 (GF) Gulf Air 88.99%
2 (SV) Saudi Arabian 88.72%
3 (IB) Iberia 88.11%
4 (JL) Japan Airlines 87.35%
5 (UX) Air Europa 86.40%
6 (AY) Finnair 84.78%
7 (U2) EasyJet 84.08%
8 (NH) ANA 83.85%
9 (AZ) Alitalia 83.75%
10 (LH) Lufthansa 83.27%

North American Airlines On-time Arrivals

On average, North American airlines delivered 70.27% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule, compared to Novembers 83.44%. (DL) Delta continued to lead the majors carriers, while (HA) Hawaiian maintained the top spot in North America with an on-time performance rating of 95.99%. (G4) Allegiant and (VX) Virgin America also topped the list.

North American’s top ten performing airlines and their on-time percentages were:

1 (HA) Hawaiian 95.99%
2 (G4) Allegiant 87.30%
3 (VX) Virgin America 86.72%
4 (AS) Alaska 85.33%
5 (3M) Silver 81.02%
6 (QX) Horizon 80.58%
7 (YV) Mesa 79.60%
8 (DL) Delta 79.33%
9 (US) US Airways 78.83%
10 (JIA) PSA 77.93%

European Airlines On-time Arrivals

The average on-time performance rating among the European airlines was 79.01%, down from 97.36% last month. (I2) Iberia Express was ranked number one among European airlines with an on-time performance of 92.73%, while Iberia led the major carriers with an on-time performance of 88.11%.

The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:

1 (I2) Iberia Express 92.73%
2 (4U) Germanwings 91.60%
3 (TF) Malmo Aviation 90.31%
4 (CT) Air One CityLiner 89.01%
5 (K2) EuroLot 88.93%
6 (WA) KLM Cityhopper 88.83%
7 (YS) Régional 88.65%
8 (BT) airBaltic 88.29%
9 (IB) Iberia 88.11%
10 (OA) Olympic Air 87.97%

Asian Airlines On-time Arrivals

The average on-time performance rating among the Asian airlines was 70.84%, down from 73.34% last month. (BX) Air Busan was ranked number one again among Asian airlines with an on-time performance of 93.20%, leading the major carriers was (JL) Japan Airlines with an on-time performance of 87.35%.

Here are the top ten on-time arrival performers among Asian carriers:

1 (BX) Air Busan 93.20%
2 (3X) Japan Air Commuter 90.04%
3 (FD) Thai AirAsia 87.59%
4 (JC) JAL Express 87.54%
5 (JL) Japan Airlines 87.35%
6 (XM1) J-Air 87.17%
7 (NU) Japan Transocean 86.41%
8 (EH) ANA Wings 86.39%
9 (HD) Hokkaido 85.27%
10 (NH) ANA 83.85%

Major International Airports On-time Departures

Major International airports had an on-time departure rate of 71%, down nearly 9% from Novembers 79.65%. Tokyo’s (HND) Haneda, (NRT) Narita and (SYD) Sydney topped the list. (SYD) Sydney, ranked 29 in November, delivered an on-time departure rate of 81.71% in December.

The top ten performers among international airports were:

1 Tokyo (HND) 89.35%
2 Tokyo (NRT) 84.35%
3 Sydney (SYD) 81.71%
4 Madrid (MAD) 80.34%
5 Munich (MUC) 79.95%
6 Charlotte (CLT) 79.77%
7 Frankfurt (FRA) 79.41%
8 Detroit (DTW) 78.63%
9 San Francisco (SFO) 78.36%
10 Seattle (SEA) 78.21%

North American Airports On-time Departures

The average on-time departure performance for the North American airports was 71.78%, compared to Novembers 84.16%. (HNL) Honolulu, (CLT) Charlotte and (DCA) Washington topped the list. Over 17% of departures were 30+ minutes or greater, compared to 8.9% in November.

Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large North American airports:

1 Honolulu (HNL) 92.88%
2 Charlotte (CLT) 79.77%
3 Washington (DCA) 79.66%
4 Detroit (DTW) 78.63%
5 Portland (PDX) 78.43%
6 San Francisco (SFO) 78.36%
7 Seattle (SEA) 78.21%
8 Miami (MIA) 77.72%
9 Minneapolis (MSP) 76.83%
10 Salt Lake City (SLC) 76.75%

European Airports On-time Departures

The average on-time departure performance for the group was 68.83%, down 10% from November. (SAW) Istanbul was Europe’s top airport with a 86.25% on-time departure performance in December, (ATH) Athens and (PMI) Palma Mallorca followed closely.

Here are on-time departure performance results for the ten best performing large European airports:

1 Istanbul (SAW) 86.25%
2 Athens (ATH) 85.30%
3 Palma Mallorca (PMI) 85.24%
4 Barcelona (BCN) 84.47%
5 Dusseldorf (DUS) 83.01%
6 Prague (PRG) 82.47%
7 Copenhagen (CPH) 82.36%
8 Hamburg (HAM) 82.35%
9 Warsaw (WAW) 81.93%
10 Madrid (MAD) 80.34%

Asian Airports On-time Departures

The on-time departure performance of Asian airports was 65.32%, up 4% from November. (ITM) Osaka International Airport remained the leading Asian airport with an on-time performance rating of 92.87%. For the third month in a row, (PEK) Beijing improved their on-time departure rate by 10% and (CAN) Guangzhou improved by nearly 20%.

Here is a list of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large Asian airports:

1 Osaka (ITM) 92.87%
2 Nagoya (NGO) 92.37%
3 Tokyo (HND) 89.35%
4 Jeju (CJU) 88.98%
5 Osaka (KIX) 86.92%
6 Fukuoka (FUK) 85.84%
7 Sapporo (CTS) 85.17%
8 Tokyo (NRT) 84.35%
9 Okinawa (OKA) 82.73%
10 Seoul (GMP) 82.62%

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