FlightStats Announces 6th Annual "Best of the Best" 2014 Airline OPS Awards Winners

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FlightStats,Inc., the leader in global flight data services, solutions and technology for the travel industry has released the winners for the 6th Annual Airline On-Time Performance Service Awards.

FS 2014 OPS winners

FlightStats 2014 Airline On-Time Performance Service Award Winners Announced

January 26th, 2015 Portland, Oregon

FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight data services, solution and technology for the travel industry has released the winners for the 6th Annual Airline On-Time Performance Service Awards.
FlightStats is in a unique position to provide this service given its leadership role in collecting and distributing real-time and historic flight information to the global travel community.

The report covers airlines in the following eight (8) categories:
1.    Major Global
2.    Major Alliance
3.    North America
4.    Europe
5.    Asia – Pacific
6.    Middle East – Africa
7.    Latin America
8.    Low-Cost Carrier

FlightStats has published the On-time Performance Service (OPS) Awards for the last six years in an effort to recognize the “Best of the Best” Airlines that demonstrate consistently high performance and deliver on their promise to get passengers to their destinations in a timely manner.

The winners in each of the respected categories, announced by FlightStats are:

Major International Global Airline:
Air Berlin, ANA, Iberia, Japan Airlines, KLM, LAN Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, Saudia, Singapore Airlines.

The winner is KLM

North America Major Airlines:
Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America, WestJet

The winner is Alaska Airlines

Major Alliances:
oneworld, Star Alliance, Sky Team

The winner is oneworld.

Europe Major Airlines:
Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, easyjet, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS

The winner is Finnair

Asia-Pacific Major Airlines:
Air New Zealand, ANA, IndiGo, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jetstar, Korea Air    
Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia International

The winner is Japan Airlines

Middle East and Africa Major Airlines:    
EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Flydubai, Kenya Airways, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Turkish Airlines

The winner is Saudia

Latin America Major Airlines:
Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Gol, LAN Airlines
TAM Linhas Aereas

The winner is Copa Airlines

Low-Cost Airlines:
AirAsia, Air Baltic, easyjet, Iberia Express, IndiGo, Jetstar Airways, NIKI, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Thai AirAsia, Virgin America

The winner is Iberia Express

The full 2014 On-Time Performance Service Awards can be found at [http://www.flightstats.com/company/media/on-time-performance-awards/ __title__ ]

About FlightStats
FlightStats provides Data Services and end-to-end Data Solutions to customers serving the global travel industry. The company has established a leadership position as a provider of real-time global flight information, serving airlines and airports, travel agencies, developers, consumers, and more. The company is leveraging the platform and domain knowledge it has developed to expand into new data sets and new products that deliver value to the company’s core mark

For more information visit [http://www.flightstats.com __title__ ]

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Methodology
FlightStats collects real-time flight status information on over 98% of scheduled passenger flights flown by the top 250 airlines worldwide and archives that information in a historical flight database. In many regions FlightStats tracks up to 99% of scheduled flights enabling the company to provide comprehensive on-time performance information to the global travel community.
Data sources include airline direct data feeds, airline data via the world’s largest Global Distribution Systems (GDSs), civil aviation authorities, airports, positional data feeds, and other 3rd party data aggregators. Innovata, LLC, a source of flight schedules from over 800 airlines worldwide, provides flight schedule information to FlightStats.
A comprehensive set of historical data for the calendar year 2014 was extracted from our historical flights database. Information was summarized by airline and included the number of scheduled flights, the number of flights that were successfully tracked, the number of flights that departed within 14 minutes of scheduled departure time (D14) and the number of flights that arrived within 14 minutes of scheduled arrival time (A14). For purposes of ranking and selecting the top-performing airline in each category, on- time arrival performance (A14) was used as the key metric. Any flight arriving the gate no later than 14 minutes of the scheduled arrival time is considered to be an on-time flight.
For a carrier to be included for analysis in any given category, two requirements must be met (unless otherwise noted):
1. The carrier must rank in the top 150 worldwide in terms of capacity (Available Seat Miles).
2. Data tracking coverage must exceed 90%, meaning that FlightStats has scheduled and actual gate arrival times on at least 90% of the scheduled flights for most categories. For Latin American and Middle East/ Africa regions a 70% coverage threshold was used.
3. To be considered in the Global Airline category, an airline must operate more than 1,000 flights in 3 or more geographic regions and more than 30,000 flights overall.

About FlightStats
FlightStats is a leading provider of data services and solutions to the travel industry and traveling public. The company delivers real-time global flight tracking and airport data that powers many of the worlds most popular travel applications. The company also provides web and mobile applications to the FlightStats community, helping travelers to better manage their travel day. FlightStats’ data is viewed by millions of people each month, and the company is constantly evolving to offer the best worldwide communication and tracking services to travelers, including the airlines, agencies and developers who serve them.

For more information visit [http://www.flightstats.com or follow us on Twitter @flightstats.
Please contact media(at)flightstats(dot)com for any questions.

Usage and attribution                                                
FlightStats data is solely for the benefit and purposes of the intended recipient and may not be disclosed to use by or copied by anyone other than the intended recipient.
This information can be reproduced either in whole or in part, online or in print, for non-commercial purposes only but must include attribution to FlightStats and a link to http://www.FlightStats.com.

Disclaimer
The information contained in FlightStats reports has been compiled from various sources. FlightStats, Inc. disclaims all responsibility for checking and verifying that the underlying data is 100% accurate. Consequently, the data is provided “as is” and FlightStats, Inc. provides no warranties of any type to the media or other users of this information. FlightStats, Inc. and its data providers are not liable for any consequential damages or financial loss caused by any person's reliance on the data.

The intended recipient (“The Customer”) acknowledges that all data provided by or available through FlightStats, Inc. is owned either by FlightStats, Inc. or by a third party provider (“The Owners”) and that the customer shall not acquire any ownership or interest in such data.

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