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

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

The FlightStats July 2013 On-time Performance Report Summary:

Major International Airlines

July 2013 FlightStats Major International Airlines On-time Arrivals

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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:

    1 (GF) Gulf Air 93.04%
    2 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 92.97%
    3 (SA) South African 92.61%
    4 (AY) Finnair 89.77%
    5 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.85%
    6 (KL) KLM 88.74%
    7 (IB) Iberia 88.10%
    8 (U2) EasyJet 88.07%
    9 (SV) Saudi Arabian 86.93%
    10 (LH) Lufthansa 86.67%

North American Airlines

July 2013 FlightStats NA Airlines On-time Arrivals

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Stormy weather again held, July’s air traffic performance in North America at a stable but depressed rate. North American airlines, on average, delivered 73.44% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in July compared with 73.57% in June but several points down from the 79.98% in May. The group’s cancellations decreased to 1.92% from 2.10%. (HA) Hawaiian maintained the top spot in North America with 94.06%, and (AS) Alaska led the majors again with 84.06% on-time performance.

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

    1 (HA) Hawaiian 94.06%
    2 (QX) Horizon 90.68%
    3 (CP) Compass 85.96%
    4 (AS) Alaska 84.06%
    5 (QK) Jazz 83.51%
    6 (3M) Silver 82.37%
    7 (5D) Aeroméxico Connect 81.73%
    8 (PD) Porter 79.45%
    9 (OO) SkyWest 78.66%
    10 (WN) Southwest 76.27%

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

    1 (AS) Alaska 84.06%
    2 (WN) Southwest 76.27%
    3 (AC) Air Canada 74.94%
    4 (US) US Airways 74.67%
    5 (UA) United 74.34%
    6 (AA) American 73.69%
    7 (VX) Virgin America 69.42%
    8 (B6) Jetblue 63.54%

European Airlines

July 2013 FlightStats European Airlines On-time Arrivals

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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:

    1 (NT) Binter Canarias 100.00%
    2 (TF) Malmo Aviation 93.42%
    3 (ZN) NAYSA 93.10%
    4 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 92.97%
    5 (WA) KLM Cityhopper 91.92%
    6 (CT) Air One CityLiner 91.83%
    7 (K2) EuroLot 91.31%
    8 (DY) Norwegian Air Shuttle 90.77%
    9 (CL) Lufthansa Cityline 89.95%
    10 (CJ) BA CityFlyer 89.94%

Asian Airlines

July 2013 FlightStats Asian Airlines On-time Arrivals

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Five of the top ten Asian airlines delivered greater than 90% of their flights to the gate on time in July. The average on-time performance rating among the 41 Asian airlines we analyzed was 63.14% down from June’s rate of 68.86%, significantly down from May’s 72.39%. Cancellations for the group were 2.38%.
Here are the top ten on-time arrival performers among Asian carriers:

    1 (3X) Japan Air Commuter 95.55%
    2 (XM1) J-Air 93.15%
    3 (FD) Thai AirAsia 92.27%
    4 (BX) Air Busan 90.67%
    5 (EH) ANA Wings 90.06%
    6 (HD) Hokkaido 89.42%
    7 (NU) Japan Transocean 89.25%
    8 (JC) JAL Express 89.22%
    9 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.85%
    10 (6E) IndiGo 86.83%

Major International Airports

July 2013 FlightStats Major International Airports On-time Departures

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(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:

    1 Tokyo (HND) 91.28%
    2 Munich (MUC) 86.12%
    3 Tokyo (NRT) 84.90%
    4 Seattle (SEA) 83.63%
    5 Amsterdam (AMS) 82.67%
    6 Minneapolis (MSP) 81.84%
    7 Singapore (SIN) 81.75%
    8 Frankfurt (FRA) 81.74%
    9 Phoenix (PHX) 80.99%
    10 Sydney (SYD) 80.11%

North American Airports

July 2013 FlightStats NA Airports On-time Departures

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(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:

    1 Honolulu (HNL) 88.10%
    2 Salt Lake City (SLC) 86.26%
    3 Portland (PDX) 85.51%
    4 Vancouver (YVR) 85.37%
    5 Seattle (SEA) 83.63%
    6 Calgary (YYC) 82.03%
    7 Minneapolis (MSP) 81.84%
    8 San Diego (SAN) 81.52%
    9 Phoenix (PHX) 80.99%
    10 Montreal (YUL) 80.30%

European Airports

July 2013 FlightStats European Airports On-time Departures

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(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:

    1 Munich (MUC) 86.12%
    2 Vienna (VIE) 86.12%
    3 Oslo (OSL) 84.43%
    4 Prague (PRG) 84.15%
    5 Hamburg (HAM) 83.42%
    6 Amsterdam (AMS) 82.67%
    7 Frankfurt (FRA) 81.74%
    8 Athens (ATH) 81.21%
    9 Berlin (TXL) 80.25%
    10 Istanbul (SAW) 79.97%

Asian Airports

July 2013 FlightStats Asian Airports On-time Departures

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(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:

    1 Osaka (ITM) 96.06%
    2 Nagoya (NGO) 91.70%
    3 Tokyo (HND) 91.28%
    4 Fukuoka (FUK) 90.25%
    5 Delhi (DEL) 88.52%
    6 Sapporo (CTS) 87.41%
    7 Osaka (KIX) 87.03%
    8 Okinawa (OKA) 86.03%
    9 Tokyo (NRT) 84.90%
    10 Jeju (CJU) 82.64%

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