Japan has most punctual airports and airlines

Travel News 01 Jan 2016

Japanese airports are among the best in world for on-time performance, a new study has revealed. 

According to OAG’s Punctuality League for 2015, Osaka’s Itami Airport recorded the world’s highest punctuality rate, with 93.85 of its flights arriving and departing within 15 minutes of their scheduled time. And Tokyo’s Haneda Airport was the top-ranked large airport, with 91.25% of its flights on time. Other highly ranked Asia Pacific airports included Adelaide (90.18%), Perth (88.58%), Cairns (88.40%), Brisbane (88.31%), Christchurch (88.14%), Nagoya (88.11%), Auckland (88.67%), Sydney (85.20%), Melbourne (85.02%) and Singapore (84.57%). 

And Japan’s airlines also performed well; JAL and ANA were the highest ranked carriers in Asia, with on-time performances of 90.44% and 89.7% respectively. Both were also ranked in the top five most punctual airlines in the world, with Latvia’s airBaltic (94.39%) taking top spot.

In the Asian league table, Oceania’s airlines also performed well, with Virgin Australia (88.56%), Qantas (88.08%) and Air New Zealand (87.33%) completing the regional top five. India’s IndiGo (84.57%) was the highest ranked Asian low-cost carrier, followed by Thai AirAsia (84.28%).

The world’s five most punctual airports were Osaka Itami, Brussels South Charleroi, Panama City, Tokyo Haneda and Stavanger, while the five most punctual airlines were airBaltic, Copa Airlines, Azul, JAL and ANA.