FlightStats Releases February 2013 Airline/Airport On-Time Performance Report

Flight cancellations spiked at North American airports due to winter storms.

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

The FlightStats February 2013 On-time Performance Report Summary:

Major International Airlines

Major International airlines on average delivered 77.64% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in February, down slightly from January’s 78.27%. Cancellations for the group in February were 1.57%, up from 1.45% last month.  Three major international carriers: (SA) South African, (GF) Gulf Air, and (JL) Japan Airlines delivered over 90% of their flights on time.

The top ten performing Global airlines and their on-time percentages in February were:

1

(SA) South African

94.71%

2

(GF) Gulf Air

90.77%

3

(JL) Japan Airlines

90.24%

4

(NZ) Air New Zealand

89.68%

5

(SQ) Singapore Airlines

87.70%

6

(UX) Air Europa

87.27%

7

(KL) KLM

86.81%

8

(DL) Delta

86.35%

9

(SV) Saudi Arabian

86.28%

10

(NH) ANA

85.51%

North American Airlines

North American airlines, on average, delivered 79.04% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in February compared with 79.21% in January. The group’s cancellations increased a percentage point to 2.9%.

North America's top ten performing airlines and their on-time percentages in February were:

1

(QX) Horizon

93.33%

2

(5D) Aeroméxico Connect

91.45%

3

(HA) Hawaiian

91.09%

4

(AS) Alaska

90.56%

5

(VX) Virgin America

88.97%

6

(DL) Delta

86.35%

7

(WN) Southwest

85.54%

8

(FL) Airtran

84.64%

9

(YV) Mesa

83.65%

10

(CP) Compass

83.51%


Alaska led the majors in February with 90.56% on-time performance. Here's how the North American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared: 

1

(AS) Alaska

90.56%

2

(DL) Delta

86.35%

3

(WN) Southwest

85.54%

4

(US) US Airways

82.92%

5

(UA) United

82.09%

6

(AA) American

79.92%

7

(B6) Jetblue

71.76%

8

(AC) Air Canada

59.15%

European Airlines

A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in strong performances in February. (NT) Binter Canarias took the top spot delivering 98.03% of its flights on time. In February eight of the top 10 had at least 90% of their flights to the gate on time. The OTP for the group was 81.30% in February, up from 80.67% in January. Cancellations for February for the group were 1.68% down from January’s cancellations of 2.55%.

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

1

(NT) Binter Canarias

98.03%

2

(ZN) NAYSA

96.83%

3

(A3) Aegean Airlines

95.80%

4

(FV) Rossiya

91.17%

5

(4U) Germanwings

90.51%

6

(WA) KLM Cityhopper

90.42%

7

(DB) Brit Air

90.34%

8

(LO) LOT – Polish Airlines

90.02%

9

(CJ) BA CityFlyer

88.88%

10

(OA) Olympic Air

88.82%

Asian Airlines

Of the top ten Asian airline on time performers, four delivered greater than 90% of their flights to the gate on time in February. The average on-time performance rating among the 41 Asian airlines we analyzed in February was 68.18% Cancellations for the group were 1.09%.

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

1

(BX) Air Busan

95.77%

2

(3X) Japan Air Commuter

93.55%

3

(NU) Japan Transocean

91.21%

4

(JL) Japan Airlines

90.24%

5

(EH) ANA Wings

88.16%

6

(FD) Thai AirAsia

87.73%

7

(JC) JAL Express

87.70%

8

(SQ) Singapore Airlines

87.70%

9

(NH) ANA

85.51%

10

(XM1) J-Air

84.91%

Major International Airports

(SEA) Seattle-Tacoma’s International Airport posting a 91.18% on-time departure performance in February, unseated (HND) Tokyo's Haneda for the top spot among the world’s busiest airports. In February, eight North American airports were in the top ten. The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports in February was 73.29% down slightly from January’s rate of 74.73% and cancellations for the group were 2.39% up from January’s rate of 1.79%.

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

1

Seattle (SEA)

91.18%

2

Tokyo (HND)

90.83%

3

Phoenix (PHX)

87.66%

4

Los Angeles (LAX)

85.27%

5

San Francisco (SFO)

84.28%

6

Atlanta (ATL)

84.19%

7

Charlotte (CLT)

83.99%

8

Las Vegas (LAS)

83.19%

9

Amsterdam (AMS)

83.09%

10

Minneapolis (MSP)

82.70%

North American Airports

(SEA) Seattle-Tacoma International Airport also took the top spot with 91.18% on-time departure performance in February. The average on-time departure performance for the group in February was 80.13% down slightly from January’s 80.31%. Cancellations for the group were up 1.13 percentage points to 2.74% in February. This was likely due to the battery of storms pummeling the country. Most affected airports were, (BOS) 7.85%, (YYZ) 6.83%, (LGA) 6.65%, (ORD) 5.81% and (EWR) 5.70% of their flights cancelled.

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

1

Seattle (SEA)

91.18%

2

Portland (PDX)

90.13%

3

Honolulu (HNL)

89.01%

4

Phoenix (PHX)

87.66%

5

San Diego (SAN)

86.98%

6

Salt Lake City (SLC)

86.42%

7

Los Angeles (LAX)

85.27%

8

San Francisco (SFO)

84.28%

9

Atlanta (ATL)

84.19%

10

Charlotte (CLT)

83.99%

European Airports

(SAW) Istanbul captured Europe’s top spot with a 90.46% on-time departure performance in February. The average on-time departure performance for the group in February was 72.37%. Cancellations for the group were 1.81%.

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

1

Istanbul (SAW)

90.46%

2

Athens (ATH)

89.60%

3

Palma Mallorca (PMI)

88.51%

4

Prague (PRG)

85.52%

5

Warsaw (WAW)

85.15%

6

Copenhagen (CPH)

84.90%

7

Barcelona (BCN)

84.64%

8

Amsterdam (AMS)

83.09%

9

Madrid (MAD)

81.58%

10

Toulouse (TLS)

80.97%

Asian Airports

(ITM) Osaka International Airport leads Asian airports with 94.59% on-time departure performance in February. Four of the top ten had on-time departure performance rates that exceeded 90%. The average on-time departure performance for the group in February was 52.04%. Cancelations for the group were at 1.18%.

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

1

Osaka (ITM)

94.59%

2

Jeju (CJU)

92.48%

3

Nagoya (NGO)

91.18%

4

Tokyo (HND)

90.83%

5

Okinawa (OKA)

89.00%

6

Fukuoka (FUK)

88.41%

7

Seoul (GMP)

85.72%

8

Tokyo (NRT)

83.90%

9

Sapporo (CTS)

80.95%

10

Taipei (TPE)

80.67%

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