Saturday, 5 January 2019

Qantas is tops for on-time performance in 2018

Hong Kong Airlines celebrate once again taking the title as the most punctual airline in Asia-Pacific in the latest OAG’s Punctuality League 2019. The carrier also was revealed as the third most punctual worldwide in the most recent research from OAG.

Qantas leads Australia & New Zealand airlines for OTP with 85.65% of flights operating on time during 2018. This was only slightly down on the previous year when the Aussie airlines on-time performance was at  86.18%. Virgin Australia comes in second with 78.32%, followed by Air New Zealand with 76.70%. Air New Zealand drops out of the Top 10 for the region for the first time, dropping from No.8 last year     

Top 5 Australia and New Zealand Airlines
RankCoverageAirport NameCodeOTP 2018
197.9%Qantas AirwaysQF85.65%
297.8%Virgin AustraliaVA78.32%
399.4%Air New ZealandNZ76.70%
494.0%Jetstar AirwaysJQ74.33%
584.8%Tigerair AustraliaTT69.35%
Meanwhile, Cairns (CNS) tops the rankings for Australia and New Zealand airports again this year with 83.7% of flights categorised as on-time. Adelaide is second with 82.95% of flights on time, up from fourth place last year.
All 10 airports have seen reductions in OTP compared to last year. Average OTP across the 10 airports last year was 80.9% whilst in 2018, this fell to 78.29%. Auckland (AKL) and Melbourne (MEL) in particular have seen OTP fall by over 4 percentage points.
Top 10 Australia and  New Zealand Airports
RankCoverageAirport NameCodeOTP 2018
888.1%Gold CoastOOL76.05%
Top Asia Pacific Airlines for On-time Punctuality (OTP)
Rank Airlines OTP 2018
1 Hong Kong Airlines 88.76%
2 Bangkok Airways 87.86%
3 Qantas Airways 85.86%
4 Air Astana 84.96%
5 All Nippon Airways 84.38%
6 Jetstar Asia 84.26%
7 Japan Airlines 84.07%
8 Singapore Airlines 83.47%
9 IndiGo 82.75%
10 Solaseed 82.56%
 (Image Qantas)