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

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North American airlines, on average, delivered 75.73% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June.

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The average on-time departure performance among the top 30 airports in June was 71.07%, down from 75.55% in May 2012

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:

QX    Horizon Air - 93.73%
HA    Hawaiian Airlines - 93.05%
YV    Mesa Airlines - 87.99%
AS    Alaska Airlines - 87.97%
CM    Copa Airlines - 87.57%
CP    Compass Airlines - 87.43%
JIA    PSA Airlines - 85.33%
US    US Airways - 85.19%
9M    Central Mountain Air - 84.97%
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:

AS    Alaska Airlines - 87.97%
US    US Airways - 85.19%
DL    Delta Air Lines - 84.55%
AA    American Airlines - 78.91%
B6    Jetblue Airways - 77.17%
WN    Southwest Airlines - 70.85%
UA    United Airlines - 69.83%
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:

QI    Cimber - 95.65%
BT    airBaltic - 93.37%
DB    Brit Air - 93.25%
OK    CSA Czech Airlines - 92.94%
ZN    NAYSA - 92.47%
A3    Aegean Airlines - 92.44%
YS     Aerienne - 90.96%
WA    KLM Cityhopper    - 90.36%
WF    Wideroe's - 89.80%
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 :

XM1    J-Air     - 96.12%
HD    Hokkaido Int'l - 95.70%
EH    ANA Wings - 94.92%
JC    JAL Express - 94.57%
JL    Japan Airlines - 92.77%
NH    ANA - 92.45%
NU    Japan Transocean Air - 91.53%
TR    Tiger Airways - 90.58%
6E    IndiGo Airlines - 89.12%
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.

J9    Jazeera Airways - 94.21%
GF    Gulf Air - 89.96%
QR    Qatar Airways - 82.80%
ME    Middle East Airlines     - 81.54%
WY    Oman Aviation     - 80.31%
G9    Air Arabia     - 77.83%
SV    Saudi Arabian Airlines - 77.57%
FZ    Flydubai - 77.52%
MS    Egyptair - 76.60%
EY    Etihad Airways     - 76.07%
RJ    Royal Jordanian - 72.65%
EK    Emirates    - 70.91%
KU    Kuwait Airways - 64.53%
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:

HND    Tokyo, JP     - 96.67%
CLT    Charlotte, NC - 86.12%
PHX    Phoenix, AZ - 83.77%
ATL    Atlanta, GA - 82.15%
SYD    Sydney, AU - 81.80%
AMS    Amsterdam, NL - 81.22%
MCO    Orlando, FL - 81.12%
MUC    Munich, DE - 79.30%
DFW    Dallas, TX - 79.08%
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:

SLC    Salt Lake City, UT - 89.56%
PDX    Portland, OR - 88.11%
SEA    Seattle, WA - 86.87%
CLT    Charlotte, NC - 86.12%
MEM    Memphis, TN - 84.60%
SAN    San Diego, CA     - 83.90%
PIT    Pittsburgh, PA    - 83.83%
PHX    Phoenix, AZ - 83.77%
MSP    Minneapolis, MN - 83.73%
CVG    Cincinnati, OH    - 83.70%

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