FlightStats Announces August 2013 Airline/Airport On-time Performance Report

FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the August 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 FlightStats On-time Report – August 2013.

The FlightStats August 2013 On-time Performance Report Summary:

Major International Airlines

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Major International airlines on average delivered 73.57% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in August, up from July’s 75.21%. Cancellations for the group decreased to 1.12%, compared with 1.33% last month. Seven major international carriers: (AY) Finnair, (SA) South African Airways, (VO) Tyrolean Airways, (GF) Gulf Air,(SK) SAS, (KL) KLM, and (U2) EasyJet delivered over 90% of their flights on time.
The top ten performing major international airlines and their on-time percentages were:

    1 (AY) Finnair 93.18%
    2 (SA) South African 93.09%
    3 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 92.50%
    4 (GF) Gulf Air 92.46%
    5 (SK) SAS 91.76%
    6 (KL) KLM 90.64%
    7 (U2) EasyJet 90.48%
    8 (IB) Iberia 89.87%
    9 (UX) Air Europa 89.21%
    10 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.28%

North American Airlines

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North American airlines, rebounded in August. On average they delivered 78.39% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in August compared with 73.44% in July. The group’s cancellations decreased to 1.14% from 1.92% . (HA) Hawaiian maintained the top spot in North America with 93.72%, and (AS) Alaska led the majors again with 84.45% on-time performance.
North America’s top ten performing airlines and their on-time percentages were:

    1 (HA) Hawaiian 93.72%
    2 (CP) Compass 90.47%
    3 (QX) Horizon 87.80%
    4 (QK) Jazz 85.51%
    5 (5D) Aeroméxico Connect 85.35%
    6 (AS) Alaska 84.45%
    7 (3M) Silver 84.22%
    8 (9E) Pinnacle 83.52%
    9 (DL) Delta 83.50%
    10 (S5) Shuttle America 81.09%

Here’s how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:

    1 (AS) Alaska 84.45%
    2 (DL) Delta 83.50%
    3 (AA) American 81.04%
    4 (US) US Airways 80.30%
    5 (AC) Air Canada 79.13%
    6 (UA) United 79.09%
    7 (WN) Southwest 73.46%
    8 (B6) Jetblue 70.97%

European Airlines

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Regional European airlines turned in the best performances in August. (TF) Malmo Aviation took the top spot delivering 96.94% of its flights on time. (NT) Binter Canarias dropped to second delivering 96.07% of its flights on time after 3 consecutive months on top. This month, 18 of the 50 airlines we evaluated had over 90% of their flights to the gate on time. The on-time performance for the group was 85.64% up from from July’s 83.37%. Cancellations for the group were down slightly to .42% from .57% the previous month.

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

    1 (TF) Malmo Aviation 96.94%
    2 (NT) Binter Canarias 96.07%
    3 (WA) KLM Cityhopper 94.62%
    4 (ZN) NAYSA 94.56%
    5 (DY) Norwegian Air Shuttle 93.32%
    6 (AY) Finnair 93.18%
    7 (WF) Widerøe’s 93.14%
    8 (BT) airBaltic 92.81%
    9 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 92.50%
    10 (KF) Blue1 91.87%

Asian Airlines

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(FD) Thai Air Asia claimed the top spot by delivering 93.46% of their flights on time. Only three of the top ten Asian airlines delivered greater than 90% of their flights to the gate on time in August. The average on-time performance rating among the 41 Asian airlines we analyzed was 65.61% up from July’s rate of 63.14%. Cancellations for the group decreased to 1.88% from 2.38% the previous month.

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

    1 (FD) Thai AirAsia 93.46%
    2 (BX) Air Busan 91.89%
    3 (XM1) J-Air 90.77%
    4 (JC) JAL Express 89.14%
    5 (HD) Hokkaido 89.10%
    6 (6E) IndiGo 88.39%
    7 (3X) Japan Air Commuter 88.30%
    8 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.28%
    9 (NU) Japan Transocean 87.29%
    10 (EH) ANA Wings 86.25%

Major International Airports

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(HND) Tokyo’s Haneda held its top spot among the world’s busiest airports with an on-time performance of 88.69%. In August, four European Airports, three North American airports, two Asian airports, and one Australian Airport were in the top ten. The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports was 73.57% up from July’s rate of 69.66% and cancellations for the group were 1.12% down from 1.82% the previous month.

The top ten performers among international airports were:

    1 Tokyo (HND) 88.69%
    2 Munich (MUC) 86.72%
    3 Minneapolis (MSP) 86.01%
    4 Tokyo (NRT) 84.97%
    5 Seattle (SEA) 84.72%
    6 Amsterdam (AMS) 84.21%
    7 Madrid (MAD) 83.98%
    8 Sydney (SYD) 83.54%
    9 Detroit (DTW) 82.76%
    10 Frankfurt (FRA) 82.25%

North American Airports

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(SLC) Salt Lake City took the top spot with 87.31% on-time departure performance in August. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 77.81% up from July’s 73.91%. Cancellations for the group decreased to .99% compared with 1.79% in the previous month.

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

    1 Salt Lake City (SLC) 87.31%
    2 Honolulu (HNL) 87.15%
    3 Minneapolis (MSP) 86.01%
    4 Seattle (SEA) 84.72%
    5 Portland (PDX) 84.72%
    6 Washington (DCA) 84.48%
    7 Detroit (DTW) 82.76%
    8 Montreal (YUL) 82.70%
    9 Vancouver (YVR) 82.58%
    10 Calgary (YYC) 81.40%

European Airports

(OSL) Oslo took Europe’s top spot with a 89.91% on-time departure performance in August. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 71.86%, up slightly from July’s 69.32%. Cancellations for the group were .52% down from the previous month’s .75%.

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

    1 Oslo (OSL) 89.91%
    2 Copenhagen (CPH) 86.75%
    3 Munich (MUC) 86.72%
    4 Vienna (VIE) 86.51%
    5 Hamburg (HAM) 86.22%
    6 Dusseldorf (DUS) 85.26%
    7 Berlin (TXL) 85.14%
    8 Amsterdam (AMS) 84.21%
    9 Madrid (MAD) 83.98%
    10 Geneva (GVA) 83.37%

Asian Airports

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(ITM) Osaka International Airport kept the lead among Asian airports with 93.33% on-time departure performance in August. Only two of the top ten airports had on-time departure performance rates that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group rose to 51.05% up from 48.62% in July. Cancellations for the group were at 2.07% down slightly from at 2.60% the previous month.

China’s airports on-time performance still languishes as they claim bottom 20 spots in Asia. The “unrestricted take-off” policy at eight of the nation’s airports has done little to ameliorate the situation. For reference the cumulative on-time performance rate at PEK, SHA, PVG, CAN, SZX, CTU, XIY and KMG was 28.06% in August as compared with 22.38% in July, and 28.57% in June.

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

    1 Osaka (ITM) 93.33%
    2 Nagoya (NGO) 90.49%
    3 Tokyo (HND) 88.69%
    4 Delhi (DEL) 88.60%
    5 Osaka (KIX) 86.97%
    6 Fukuoka (FUK) 86.46%
    7 Tokyo (NRT) 84.97%
    8 Sapporo (CTS) 84.51%
    9 Jeju (CJU) 83.96%
    10 Okinawa (OKA) 79.89%

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