Stormy weather in North American and French air traffic controller strike depress on-time performance in June
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 On-time Report – June 2013
Major International Airlines
Major International airlines on average delivered 75.85% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June, down from May’s 80.70%. Cancellations for the group were 1.39%, up a fraction from 1.09% last month. Six major international carriers: (SA) South African, (GF) Gulf Air, (NH) ANA, (JL) Japan Airlines, (AY) Finnair, and (VO) Tyrolean 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
Stormy weather significantly impacted, June’s air traffic performance in North America. North American airlines, on average, delivered 73.57% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June compared with 79.98% in May. The group’s cancellations decreased to 2.10% up from 1.29% . (HA) Hawaiian recaptured the top spot in North America with 92.23%, and (AS) Alaska led the majors again with 86.80% on-time performance.
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 June despite the French air traffic controller strike. (NT) Binter Canarias once again took the top spot delivering 99.41% of its flights on time. This month, 9 of the 50 airlines we evaluated had over 90% of their flights to the gate on time compared to 17 in the previous month. The on-time performance for the group was 81.01% down from May’s 85.09%. Cancellations for the group were up slightly to 1.38%.
The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:
Asian AirlinesNine of the top ten Asian airlines delivered greater than 90% of their flights to the gate on time in June. The average on-time performance rating among the 41 Asian airlines we analyzed was 68.86%, down from May’s 72.39%. Cancellations for the group were 2.00%.
Here are the top ten on-time arrival performers among Asian carriers:
Major International Airports
(HND) Tokyo’s Haneda maintained its top spot among the world’s busiest airports with an on-time performance of 95.04%. In June, four North American airports, three European airports, and three Asian Airports were in the top ten. The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports was 69.26% down significantly from May’s rate of 74.92% and cancellations for the group were 1.99% up from May’s rate of 1.31%. Stormy weather in North America and the air traffic controller strike in France appears to have impacted the overall airport performance average with many airports in these regions performing less punctually during this time period.
The top ten performers among the world’s busiest airports were:
North American Airports(HNL) Honolulu took the top spot with 86.29% on-time departure performance in June. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 72.61% down significantly from May’s 79.89% . Cancellations for the group rose to 1.96% compared with 1.17% in May.
Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large North American airports:
(AMS) Amsterdam took Europe’s top spot with a 83.52% on-time departure performance in June. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 67.68%, down 8.56 percentage points from May’s 76.24%. Cancellations for the group were 1.46% up from the previous month’s 80%.
Here are on-time departure performance results for the ten best performing large European airports:
(ITM) Osaka International Airport leads Asian airports with 95.88% on-time departure performance in June. Eight of the top ten airports had on-time departure performance rates that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 55.05% down from 57.61% in May. Cancellations for the group were at 2.21% down slightly from 2.32% the previous month.
Here is a list of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large Asian airports:
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