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

FlightStats, the undisputed leader in global flight and airport information services, has released its June 2012 On-time Performance Report.

North American airlines, on average, delivered 75.73% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June, down a little over 3 percentage points from May. Cancellations were up .3 percentage points over May with 11,405 cancelled flights. North America’s top 10 performing airlines and their on-time arrival percentages in June were:

    1. QX Horizon Air – 93.73%
    2. HA Hawaiian Airlines – 93.05%
    3. YV Mesa Airlines – 87.99%
    4. AS Alaska Airlines – 87.97%
    5. CM Copa Airlines – 87.57%
    6. CP Compass Airlines – 87.43%
    7. JIA PSA Airlines – 85.33%
    8. US US Airways – 85.19%
    9. 9M Central Mountain Air – 84.97%
    10. FL Airtran Airways – 84.69%

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

    1. AS Alaska Airlines – 87.97%
    2. US US Airways – 85.19%
    3. DL Delta Air Lines – 84.55%
    4. AA American Airlines – 78.91%
    5. B6 Jetblue Airways – 77.17%
    6. WN Southwest Airlines – 70.85%
    7. UA United Airlines – 69.83%
    8. AC Air Canada – 62.83%

Smaller, regional European airlines once again turned in strong performances in June with Cimber, Air Baltic and Brit Air leading the way. 8 European airlines we tracked delivered > 90% of their flights to the gate on time. The average OTP for the group was 80.93% in June, down from 84.54% in May. The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:

    1. QI Cimber – 95.65%
    2. BT airBaltic – 93.37%
    3. DB Brit Air – 93.25%
    4. OK CSA Czech Airlines – 92.94%
    5. ZN NAYSA – 92.47%
    6. A3 Aegean Airlines – 92.44%
    7. YS Aerienne – 90.96%
    8. WA KLM Cityhopper – 90.36%
    9. WF Wideroe’s – 89.80%
    10. U2 EasyJet – 89.58%

Singapore’s Tiger Airways, India’s SpiceJet and IndiGo airlines joined an array of Japanese airlines to capture the top 10 on-time performance positions in June as JAL, ANA, their subsidiaries and independent Hokkaido International battled it out for leadership. The average on-time performance rating among the 38 airlines we analyzed in June 73.76%, down slightly from May’s 75.9%. Here are the top ten’s on-time arrival percentage numbers :

    1. XM1 J-Air – 96.12%
    2. HD Hokkaido Int’l – 95.70%
    3. EH ANA Wings – 94.92%
    4. JC JAL Express – 94.57%
    5. JL Japan Airlines – 92.77%
    6. NH ANA – 92.45%
    7. NU Japan Transocean Air – 91.53%
    8. TR Tiger Airways – 90.58%
    9. E IndiGo Airlines – 89.12%
    10. 3X Japan Air Commuter – 87.74%

This is our second quarterly on-time performance report on Middle Eastern airlines. Jazeera Airways continued to demonstrate its operational excellence with > 94% of its flights arriving on time. Here’s a summary of how the Middle Eastern leading carriers performed between April 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012.

    1. J9 Jazeera Airways – 94.21%
    2. GF Gulf Air – 89.96%
    3. QR Qatar Airways – 82.80%
    4. ME Middle East Airlines – 81.54%
    5. WY Oman Aviation – 80.31%
    6. G9 Air Arabia – 77.83%
    7. SV Saudi Arabian Airlines – 77.57%
    8. FZ Flydubai – 77.52%
    9. MS Egyptair – 76.60%
    10. EY Etihad Airways – 76.07%
    11. RJ Royal Jordanian – 72.65%
    12. EK Emirates – 70.91%
    13. KU Kuwait Airways – 64.53%
    14. TU Tunis Air – 44.10%

Tokyo’s Haneda outperformed the rest of the world’s busienst airports by over 10 percentage points. US airports rounded out the top 5 in June. The average on-time departure performance among the top 30 airports in June was 71.07%, down from 75.55% in May 2012. The top 10 performers among the world’s busiest airports were:

    1. HND Tokyo, JP – 96.67%
    2. CLT Charlotte, NC – 86.12%
    3. PHX Phoenix, AZ – 83.77%
    4. ATL Atlanta, GA – 82.15%
    5. SYD Sydney, AU – 81.80%
    6. AMS Amsterdam, NL – 81.22%
    7. MCO Orlando, FL – 81.12%
    8. MUC Munich, DE – 79.30%
    9. DFW Dallas, TX – 79.08%
    10. LAX Los Angeles, CA – 78.88%

SLC, PDX and SEA outperformed their North American counterparts in June for the second month in a row each managing over 86% on-time departures. The average on-time departure performance for the group in June was 78.77%, down considerably from May’s 82.07%. Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the 10 best performing large North American airports:

    1. SLC Salt Lake City, UT – 89.56%
    2. PDX Portland, OR – 88.11%
    3. SEA Seattle, WA – 86.87%
    4. CLT Charlotte, NC – 86.12%
    5. MEM Memphis, TN – 84.60%
    6. SAN San Diego, CA – 83.90%
    7. PIT Pittsburgh, PA – 83.83%
    8. PHX Phoenix, AZ – 83.77%
    9. MSP Minneapolis, MN – 83.73%
    10. CVG Cincinnati, OH – 83.70%

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