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

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North American flight cancellations up substantially from previous month

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Tokyo's Haneda Airport (HND) outperformed the rest of the world's busiest airports by 15 percentage points in July

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:

QX    Horizon Air - 92.71%
HA    Hawaiian Airlines - 88.79%
CM    Copa Airlines - 88.54%
AS    Alaska Airlines - 88.00%
9M    Central Mountain Air - 87.72%
JV    Bearskin Airlines - 84.81%
CP    Compass Airlines - 85.58%
TA    Taca Airlines - 83.04%
8P    Pacific Coastal Airlines - 82.54%
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:

AS    Alaska Airlines - 88.00%
US    US Airways - 82.51%
DL    Delta Air Lines - 79.83%
AA    American Airlines - 76.25%
B6    Jetblue Airways - 75.67%
WN    Southwest Airlines - 71.65%
UA    United Airlines - 65.75%
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:

HND    Tokyo, JP     - 95.04%
PHX    Phoenix, AZ - 80.71%
AMS    Amsterdam, NL - 79.60%
SYD    Sydney, AU - 78.55%
CLT    Charlotte, NC - 78.51%
MUC    Munich, DE - 78.22%
LAX    Los Angeles, CA - 77.70%
MCO    Orlando, FL - 77.00%
FRA    Frankfurt, DE - 75.74%
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:

PDX    Portland, OR - 87.12%
SLC    Salt Lake City, UT - 87.07%
SEA    Seattle, WA - 85.50%
MEM    Memphis, TN - 83.06%
SAN    San Diego, CA     - 82.09%
PHX    Phoenix, AZ - 80.71%
MCI    Kansas City, MO - 80.69%
YVR    Vancouver, BC, CA - 80.28%
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:

QI    Cimber - 94.46%
BT    airBaltic - 94.26%
OK    CSA Czech Airlines - 93.27%
KF    Blue1 - 93.11%
DB    Brit Air - 92.14%
4U    Germanwings - 92.06%
AY    Finnair - 91.03%
WA    KLM Cityhopper    - 90.38%
A3    Aegean Airlines - 90.04%
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 :

XM1    J-Air     - 94.11%
JC    JAL Express - 93.93%
HD    Hokkaido Int'l - 92.32%
TR    Tiger Airways - 92.10%
JL    Japan Airlines - 92.00%
EH    ANA Wings - 91.10%
6E    IndiGo Airlines - 89.59%
NU    Japan Transocean Air - 89.55%
NH    ANA - 89.47%
SG    SpiceJet - 86.55%

For daily trends in airline and airport delay and cancellations, go to the FlightStats Global Tracker

For the results of the FlightStats 2011 On-time Performance Awards go here

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