FlightStats Releases July 2012 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report

FlightStats, the undisputed leader in global flight and airport information services, releases it’s July 2012 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report. The report covers airlines and airports from North America, Europe and Asia (Middle Eastern airlines are reported on a quarterly basis).

North American airlines, on average, delivered 72.12% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in July, down 3 percentage points from June’s 75.73%. Cancellations in July were noticeably up with 15,795 cancelled flights compared to 11,405 in June 2012.

North America’s top 10 performing airlines and their on-time arrival percentages in July were:

    1. QX Horizon Air – 92.71%
    2. HA Hawaiian Airlines – 88.79%
    3. CM Copa Airlines – 88.54%
    4. AS Alaska Airlines – 88.00%
    5. 9M Central Mountain Air – 87.72%
    6. JV Bearskin Airlines – 84.81%
    7. CP Compass Airlines – 85.58%
    8. TA Taca Airlines – 83.04%
    9. 8P Pacific Coastal Airlines – 82.54%
    10. US US Airways – 82.51%

Alaska Airlines, US Airways and Delta led the majors in July. Here’s how the N. American major carriers on-time arrival percentages compared:

    1. AS Alaska Airlines – 88.00%
    2. US US Airways – 82.51%
    3. DL Delta Air Lines – 79.83%
    4. AA American Airlines – 76.25%
    5. B6 Jetblue Airways – 75.67%
    6. WN Southwest Airlines – 71.65%
    7. UA United Airlines – 65.75%
    8. AC Air Canada – 61.03%

Tokyo’s Haneda outperformed the rest of the world’s busiest airports by 15 percentage points. 5 US and 3 European airports rounded out the top 10 in July. The average on-time departure performance among the top 30 airports in July was 67.30%, down from 71.07% in June 2012.

The top 10 performers among the world’s busiest airports were:

    1. HND Tokyo, JP – 95.04%
    2. PHX Phoenix, AZ – 80.71%
    3. AMS Amsterdam, NL – 79.60%
    4. SYD Sydney, AU – 78.55%
    5. CLT Charlotte, NC – 78.51%
    6. MUC Munich, DE – 78.22%
    7. LAX Los Angeles, CA – 77.70%
    8. MCO Orlando, FL – 77.00%
    9. FRA Frankfurt, DE – 75.74%
    10. DFW Dallas, TX – 74.99%

PDX, SLC and SEA outperformed their North American counterparts in July for the third month in a row with each managing over 85% on-time departures. The average on-time departure performance for the group in July was 74.82%, down considerably from June’s 78.77%%. Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the 10 best performing large North American airports:

    1. PDX Portland, OR – 87.12%
    2. SLC Salt Lake City, UT – 87.07%
    3. SEA Seattle, WA – 85.50%
    4. MEM Memphis, TN – 83.06%
    5. SAN San Diego, CA – 82.09%
    6. PHX Phoenix, AZ – 80.71%
    7. MCI Kansas City, MO – 80.69%
    8. YVR Vancouver, BC, CA – 80.28%
    9. OAK Oakland, CA – 79.67%

Smaller, regional European airlines once again turned in strong performances in July with Cimber, airBaltic and Czech Airlines leading the way. 9 European airlines we tracked delivered > 90% of their flights to the gate on time. The average OTP for the group was 81.42% in July, up from 80.93% in June.

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

    1. QI Cimber – 94.46%
    2. BT airBaltic – 94.26%
    3. OK CSA Czech Airlines – 93.27%
    4. KF Blue1 – 93.11%
    5. DB Brit Air – 92.14%
    6. 4U Germanwings – 92.06%
    7. AY Finnair – 91.03%
    8. WA KLM Cityhopper – 90.38%
    9. A3 Aegean Airlines – 90.04%
    10. LG Luxair – 89.77%

Hokkaido International, Tiger Airways, SpiceJet and IndiGo airlines joined JAL, ANA and their subsidiaries to capture the top 10 on-time performance positions in July. The average on-time performance rating among the 38 airlines we analyzed in July was 66.96%, down considerably from June’s 73.76%.

Here are the top ten’s on-time arrival percentage numbers:

    1. XM1 J-Air – 94.11%
    2. JC JAL Express – 93.93%
    3. HD Hokkaido Int’l – 92.32%
    4. TR Tiger Airways – 92.10%
    5. JL Japan Airlines – 92.00%
    6. EH ANA Wings – 91.10%
    7. 6E IndiGo Airlines – 89.59%
    8. NU Japan Transocean Air – 89.55%
    9. NH ANA – 89.47%
    10. SG SpiceJet – 86.55%

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