FlightStats Releases April 2013 Airline/Airport On-time Performance Report

Despite late snow storms and FAA furloughs, on-time performance average remains relatively constant for North America.

FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the April 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 April 2013 On-time Airline/Airport Performance Report.

The FlightStats April 2013 On-time Performance Report Summary:

Major International Airlines

April 2013 FlightStats Major International Airlines Ontime Arrivals

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Major International airlines on average delivered 78.67% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in April, down slightly from March’s 78.76%. Cancellations for the group in April were 1.12%, down from 1.35% last month. Four major international carriers: (AY)Finnair, (VO) Tyrolean Airways, (U2) easyJet, and (SA) South African, delivered over 90% of their flights on time.

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

    1 (AY) Finnair 91.14%
    2 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 91.05%
    3 (U2) easyJet 91.00%
    4 (SA) South African 90.16%
    5 (AB) Air Berlin 88.59%
    6 (KL) KLM 88.04%
    7 (GF) Gulf Air 87.79%
    8 (UX) Air Europa 87.78%
    9 (SU) Aeroflot 86.97%
    10 (NZ) Air New Zealand 86.70%

North American Airlines

April 2013 FlightStats NA Airlines Ontime Arrivals

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Despite late snowstorms, the weeklong FAA furloughs, and the Boston Marathon bombing, air traffic performance in North America remained as a whole, remarkably constant with March’s rate. North American airlines, on average, delivered 78.27% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in April compared with 79.04% in March. The group’s cancellations increased to 1.85% from 1.81%. (HA) Hawaiian led overall in North America and (AS) Alaska led the majors again with 86.88% on-time performance.

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

    1 (HA) Hawaiian 91.29%
    2 (QX) Horizon 91.01%
    3 (5D) Aeroméxico Connect 89.61%
    4 (AS) Alaska 86.88%
    5 (DL) Delta 85.16%
    6 (CP) Compass 84.57%
    7 (QK) Jazz 83.51%
    8 (US) US Airways 81.65%
    9 (9E) Pinnacle 81.50%
    10 (OO) SkyWest 81.33%

Alaska led the majors in April with 86.88% on-time performance. Here’s how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:

    1 (AS) Alaska 86.88%
    2 (DL) Delta 85.16%
    3 (US) US Airways 81.65%
    4 (WN) Southwest 78.50%
    5 (UA) United 77.13%
    6 (AC) Air Canada 75.45%
    7 (AA) American 74.00%
    8 (B6) Jetblue 71.47%

European Airlines

April 2013 FlightStats European Airlines Ontime Arrivals

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A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in really strong performances in April. (TF) Malmo Aviation again took the top spot delivering 95.93% of its flights on time. In April all the airlines in the top 10 had over 91% of their flights to the gate on time. The OTP for the group was 85.05%, up from 80.54% in March. Cancellations for the group were 1.16% down from March’s cancellations of 1.94%. (UT) Utair Aviation had the highest percentage of cancellations at 5.59%.

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

    1 (TF) Malmo Aviation 95.93%
    2 (A3) Aegean Airlines 95.16%
    3 (YS) Régional 94.24%
    4 (CJ) BA CityFlyer 93.66%
    5 (WA) KLM Cityhopper 92.87%
    6 (OA) Olympic Air 92.43%
    7 (NT) Binter Canarias 92.12%
    8 (KF) Blue1 92.09%
    9 (LM) Loganair 91.47%
    10 (LO) LOT – Polish Airlines 91.42%

Asian Airlines

April 2013 FlightStats Asian Airlines Ontime Arrivals

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Of the top ten Asian airline on time performers, five delivered greater than 90% of their flights to the gate on time in April. The average on-time performance rating among the 41 Asian airlines we analyzed was 69.83%, down from March’s 72.44%. Cancellations for the group were 1.47%.

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

    1 (3X) Japan Air Commuter 95.52%
    2 (BX) Air Busan 95.33%
    3 (XM1) J-Air 95.01%
    4 (HD) Hokkaido 92.84%
    5 (EH) ANA Wings 90.36%
    6 (6E) IndiGo 89.93%
    7 (FD) Thai AirAsia 89.67%
    8 (S2) JetKonnect 88.92%
    9 (JC) JAL Express 87.46%
    10 (NH) ANA 85.21%

Major International Airports

April 2013 FlightStats Major International Airports Ontime Departures

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(HND) Tokyo’s Haneda kept the top spot among the world’s busiest airports with an on-time performance of 92.34%. In April, five North American airports, three European airports, and two Asian Airports were in the top ten. The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports was 74.26% down slightly from March’s rate of 74.59% and cancellations for the group were 1.77% up from March’s rate of 1.35%.

The top ten performers among the world’s busiest airports were:

    1 Tokyo (HND) 92.34%
    2 Munich (MUC) 89.52%
    3 Seattle (SEA) 86.72%
    4 Frankfurt (FRA) 85.09%
    5 Amsterdam (AMS) 83.84%
    6 Singapore (SIN) 83.76%
    7 Minneapolis (MSP) 83.44%
    8 Charlotte (CLT) 83.40%
    9 Phoenix (PHX) 82.89%
    10 Boston (BOS) 82.80%

North American Airports

April 2013 FlightStats NA Airports Ontime Departures

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(YVR) Vancouver took the top spot with 88.63% on-time departure performance in April. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 78.86% down slightly from March’s 79.92%. Cancellations for the group were 1.77%.

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

    1 Vancouver (YVR) 88.63%
    2 Salt Lake City (SLC) 87.50%
    3 Seattle (SEA) 86.72%
    4 Portland (PDX) 86.10%
    5 Honolulu (HNL) 85.88%
    6 Montreal (YUL) 84.85%
    7 Calgary (YYC) 84.69%
    8 Minneapolis (MSP) 83.44%
    9 Charlotte (CLT) 83.40%
    10 Phoenix (PHX) 82.89%

European Airports

April 2013 FlightStats European Airports Ontime Departures

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(SAW) Istanbul kept Europe’s top spot with a 93.92% on-time departure performance in April. Only two of the top ten had an average that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 77.38%, up significantly from March’s 70.67%. Cancellations for the group were 1.15%, down from March’s 1.96%.

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

    1 Istanbul (SAW) 93.93%
    2 Athens (ATH) 91.04%
    3 Munich (MUC) 89.52%
    4 Berlin (TXL) 89.01%
    5 Prague (PRG) 88.85%
    6 Hamburg (HAM) 87.83%
    7 Vienna (VIE) 87.79%
    8 Warsaw (WAW) 87.03%
    9 Birmingham (BHX) 85.99%
    10 Dusseldorf (DUS) 85.90%

Asian Airports

April 2013 FlightStats Asian Airports Ontime Departures

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(ITM) Osaka International Airport leads Asian airports with 95.56% on-time departure performance in April. Five of the top ten airports had on-time departure performance rates that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 57.40% down from 58.84% in March. Cancellations for the group were at 1.63%.

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

    1 Osaka (ITM) 95.56%
    2 Sapporo (CTS) 94.25%
    3 Nagoya (NGO) 93.90%
    4 Tokyo (HND) 92.34%
    5 Osaka (KIX) 90.69%
    6 Jeju (CJU) 89.81%
    7 Fukuoka (FUK) 89.31%
    8 Delhi (DEL) 87.53%
    9 Tokyo (NRT) 85.83%
    10 Seoul (GMP) 84.38%

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