FlightStats August 2012 On-time Performance Report
by FlightStats on Sep 06, 2012
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North American airlines, on average, delivered 74.87% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in July, up 2 percentage points from July’s 72.12%. Though Hurricane Isaac ...
North American airlines, on average, delivered 74.87% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in July, up 2 percentage points from July’s 72.12%. Though Hurricane Isaac and United Airline’s system glitch caused major flight disruptions, cancellations in August were noticeably down with 14,564 cancelled flights compared to 15,795 in July 2012.
A mix of major and regional European airlines turned in strong performances in August including NAYSA, Cimber, Finnair and Austrian leading the way. An impressive 22 European airlines we tracked delivered >90% of their flights to the gate on time in August, up from 9 in July. The average OTP for the group was 85.61% in August, up from 81.42% in July.
J-Air, IndiGo, Hokkaido and Tiger led all Asian airlines in August with each averaging >90% on-time arrival performance. The average on-time performance rating among the 38 airlines we analyzed in August was 66.69%, nearly identical to July’s 66.96%.
Tokyo’s Haneda continues to outperform the rest of the world’s busiest airports while posting a 91.46% on-time departure performance in August. Two other Asian airports, 3 North American and 4 European airports rounded out the top 10 in August. The average on-time departure performance among the top 30 airports in August was 70.80%, up from 67.30% in July 2012.
SLC took the top spot among North American airports in August with an 88.85% on-time departure performance. The average on-time departure performance for the group in August was 77.24%, up from July’s 74.82%.
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