FlightStats Announces September 2013 Airline/Airport On-time Performance Report

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Globally, on time performance for airlines and airports improved during September.

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FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the September 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report. The report covers airlines and airports in the following regions: Major International, North America, Europe and Asia. Get the FlightStats On-time Report - September 2013.

The FlightStats September 2013 On-time Performance Report Summary:

Major International Airlines
September 2013 FlightStats Major International Airlines On-time Arrivals

Major International airlines on average delivered 81.49% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in September, up almost 3% from August. Nearly 10% of major international flights were delayed longer than 30 minutes. Four major international carriers: (AY) Finnair, (GF) Gulf Air, (SA) South African Airways, and (VO) Tyrolean Airways, delivered over 90% of their flights on time.

The top ten performing major international airlines and their on-time percentages were:
1 (GF) Gulf Air 93.06%
2 (SA) South African 92.80%
3 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 92.24%
4 (AY) Finnair 91.54%
5 (U2) EasyJet 89.72%
6 (DL) Delta 89.32%
7 (IB) Iberia 89.31%
8 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.81%
9 (SK) SAS 88.81%
10 (SV) Saudi Arabian 88.79%

North American Airlines
September 2013 FlightStats North American Airlines On-time Arrivals

On average, North American airlines delivered 84% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule, compared to 78.39% in August. (HA) Hawaiian maintained the top spot in North America with 94.66%, while (DL) Delta led the majors for the first time in 2013 with an impressive 89.32% on-time performance.

North American's top ten performing airlines and their on-time percentages were:
1 (HA) Hawaiian 94.66%
2 (CP) Compass 90.67%
3 (DL) Delta 89.32%
4 (9E) Pinnacle 89.30%
5 (QK) Jazz 88.67%
6 (US) US Airways 88.31%
7 (JIA) PSA 87.61%
8 (3M) Silver 87.53%
9 (AS) Alaska 86.75%
10 (FL) Airtran 86.72%

European Airlines
September 2013 FlightStats European Airlines On-time Arrivals

The on-time performance for the European airlines was 84.46% down from from August’s 85.64%. (U2) EasyJet led the major carriers with an notable 89.72% on-time performance rating, (IB) Iberia followed closely with 89.31%. In September, only 30% of airlines evaluated exceeded a 90% on-time performance. Cancellations for the group were up slightly at .53% from August’s .42%.

The top ten on-time arrival performers among European carriers were:
1 (TF) Malmo Aviation 96.46%
2 (ZN) NAYSA 96.06%
3 (I2) Iberia Express 95.20%
4 (WF) Widerøe's 93.66%
5 (WA) KLM Cityhopper 93.34%
6 (KF) Blue1 92.37%
7 (CT) Air One CityLiner 92.25%
8 (VO) Tyrolean Airways 92.24%
9 (AY) Finnair 91.54%
10 (LO) LOT - Polish Airlines 91.42%

Asian Airlines
September 2013 FlightStats Asian Airlines On-time Arrival

The average on-time performance rating among the Asian airlines we analyzed was 73.65% up significantly from August’s 65.61%. This is likely a result of several Chinese carries improving their on-time performance, including (CZ) China Southern, (MU) China Eastern, (CA) Air China, and (HU) Hainan Airlines. Cancellations for the group remained relatively consistent at 1.97%. (BX) Air Busan was ranked number one among Asian airlines with an on-time performance of 96.23%, leading the majors carriers was (JL) Japan Airlines.

Here are the top ten on-time arrival performers among Asian carriers:
1 (BX) Air Busan 96.23%
2 (XM1) J-Air 93.16%
3 (6E) IndiGo 92.34%
4 (FD) Thai AirAsia 91.68%
5 (S2) JetKonnect 90.99%
6 (3X) Japan Air Commuter 89.77%
7 (HD) Hokkaido 89.25%
8 (NU) Japan Transocean 89.07%
9 (JL) Japan Airlines 88.81%
10 (EH) ANA Wings 88.78%

Major International Airports
September 2013 FlightStats Major International Airports On-time Departures

(MSP) Minneapolis posted an on-time performance rating of 89.75% in September, ousting (HND) Tokyo's Haneda (89.57%) for the top spot among the world’s busiest airports. The average on-time departure performance among the top international airports was 78.45% up almost 5% from August. (PEK) Beijing canceled 2.23% of flights, down from 4.47% in August, while (SIN) Singapore stays above 5% for three months in a row, posting 6.06% for September.

The top ten performers among international airports were:
1 Minneapolis (MSP) 89.75%
2 Tokyo (HND) 89.57%
3 Detroit (DTW) 88.73%
4 Charlotte (CLT) 87.44%
5 Toronto (YYZ) 87.12%
6 Munich (MUC) 86.98%
7 Atlanta (ATL) 86.64%
8 New York (LGA) 85.90%
9 Seattle (SEA) 85.88%
10 Philadelphia (PHL) 85.83%

North American Airports
September 2013 FlightStats North American Airports On-time Departures

The average on-time departure performance for the North American airports was 84.12% up significantly from August’s 77.81%. (HNL) Honolulu took the top spot with 92.10% on-time departure performance in September, with (SLC) Salt Lake City and (MSP) Minneapolis following closely. Cancellations for the group to decreased to .91% compared to .99% in August, 1.79% in July and 1.96% in June.

Here is a summary of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large North American airports:
1 Honolulu (HNL) 92.10%
2 Salt Lake City (SLC) 90.01%
3 Minneapolis (MSP) 89.75%
4 Detroit (DTW) 88.73%
5 Calgary (YYC) 88.70%
6 Vancouver (YVR) 88.22%
7 Washington (DCA) 88.12%
8 Montreal (YUL) 88.04%
9 Charlotte (CLT) 87.44%
10 Toronto (YYZ) 87.12%

European Airports
September 2013 FlightStats European Airports On-time Departures

(OSL) Oslo remains Europe’s top airport with a 87.78% on-time departure performance in September. The average on-time departure performance for the group was 72.31%, up slightly from August’s 71.86%, but still low compared to May’s 76.24%. Cancelations for the group were .64%, (VKO) Moscow remaining significantly higher than others.

Here are on-time departure performance results for the ten best performing large European airports:
1 Oslo (OSL) 87.78%
2 Vienna (VIE) 87.02%
3 Munich (MUC) 86.98%
4 Copenhagen (CPH) 86.67%
5 Geneva (GVA) 84.50%
6 Toulouse (TLS) 84.50%
7 Prague (PRG) 84.41%
8 Madrid (MAD) 83.76%
9 Barcelona (BCN) 83.22%
10 Warsaw (WAW) 83.17%

Asian Airports
September 2013 FlightStats Asian Airports On-time Departures

Overall, the on-time performance of Asian airports increased to 58.55% in September, almost matching its March 2013 performance. (ITM) Osaka International Airport remains the leader of Asian airports with 93.04% on-time departure performance in September A majority of the Chinese airports improved significantly over the last 30 days, including (PEK) Beijing and (PVG) Shanghai. 22.71% of flights were delayed 30 minutes or longer, which was an improvement from 30% in August. Cancellations for the group were at 2.25% up slightly from 2.07% in August.

Here is a list of the on-time departure performance for the ten best performing large Asian airports:
1 Osaka (ITM) 93.04%
2 Nagoya (NGO) 91.26%
3 Jeju (CJU) 90.48%
4 Osaka (KIX) 90.05%
5 Tokyo (HND) 89.57%
6 Sapporo (CTS) 88.21%
7 Delhi (DEL) 87.90%
8 Fukuoka (FUK) 87.87%
9 Tokyo (NRT) 84.10%
10 Taipei (TPE) 83.42%

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