China’s airports continue to struggle with departure times despite unrestricted take-off policy
FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the June 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 Airline Airport On-time Report – July 2013
Major International Airlines
Major International airlines on average delivered 75.21% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in July, down slightly from June’s 75.85%. Cancellations for the group remained relatively constant at 1.31%, compared with 1.39% last month. Only three major international carriers:(GF) Gulf Air, (VO) Tyrolean Airways, and (SA) South African Airways delivered over 90% of their flights on time.
The top ten performing major international airlines and their on-time percentages were:
North American Airlines
North America’s top ten performing airlines and their on-time percentages were:
Here’s how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:
A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in solid performances in July. For the third month in a row (NT) Binter Canarias kept the top spot delivering 100% of its flights on time. This month, eight 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 83.37% up from from June’s 81.01%. Cancellations for the group were down significantly to .57% from 1.38% the previous month.
The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:
Major International Airports
(HND) Tokyo’s Haneda held its top spot among the world’s busiest airports with an on-time performance of 91.28%. In June, three Asian Airports, three North American airports, three European airports, and one Australian Airport were in the top ten. The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports was 69.66% up slightly from July’s rate of 69.26% and cancellations for the group were 1.82% down from May’s rate of 1. 99%. Stormy weather in North America and overall consistently weak performance by Chinese airports kept the overall airport performance average low.
The top ten performers among international airports were:
North American Airports
(HNL) Honolulu took the top spot with 88.10% on-time departure performance in July. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 73.91% up slightly from June’s 72.61% but down from May’s 79.89%. Cancellations for the group decreased to 1.79% compared with 1.96% in June.
Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large North American airports:
(MUC) Munich took Europe’s top spot with a 86.12% on-time departure performance in July. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 69.32%, up slightly from June’s 67.68% but down significantly from May’s 76.24%. Cancellations for the group were .75% down from the previous month’s 1.46%.
Here are on-time departure performance results for the ten best performing large European airports:
(ITM) Osaka International Airport kept the lead among Asian airports with 96.06% on-time departure performance in July. Four of the top ten airports had on-time departure performance rates that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group dropped to 48.62% down from 55.05% in June and 57.61% in May. Cancellations for the group were at 2.60% up slightly from 2.21% the previous month.
China’s airports continue to struggle with on-time performance as the bottom 20 airports in Asia are in China. They’ve recently implemented an “unrestricted take-off” policy at eight of the nation’s airports to ameliorate the situation. Early performance results are inconclusive with performance remaining relatively constant or even depressing a bit. For reference the cumulative on-time performance rate at PEK, SHA, PVG, CAN, SXZ, CTU, XIY and KMG was 28.57% in June and 22.38% in July. Since the inception on the 18th through July 31st the cumulative rate was 25.17%. See departure performance by date.
Here is a list of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large Asian airports:
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