Selangor Journal

Asia-Pacific dominates world’s most punctual airlines ranking


KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — OAG, the world’s leading provider of travel data and insight, has released its annual Punctuality League 2020, which is the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports.

Asia-Pacific airlines dominated global rankings with nine out of the top 20 most punctual airlines in the world: Garuda Indonesia (1), Skymark Airlines (3), All Nippon Airways (7), Jetstar Asia (8), Singapore Airlines (9), Thai AirAsia (10), Japan Airlines (15), Qantas Airways (18) and Indonesia AirAsia (20).

Garuda Indonesia takes the top spot globally and regionally, with an impressive OTP of 95.01 per cent. Skymark Airlines (OTP 90.12 per cent) ranks in the top three for both the Global Airline and Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) categories.

“Asia Pacific carriers and airports continued to demonstrate exceptional OTP this year, with many LCCs and legacy carriers improving year-over-year performance. The leading performance of Garuda Indonesia, Skymark Airlines, Osaka Itami and Tokyo Haneda on the global stage is commendable,” said OAG head of JAPAC, Mayur (Mac) Patel.

The region’s LCCs performed exceptionally well, with nine carriers ranking in the top 20 for that respective category, including Skymark Airlines (1), Jetstar Asia (2) and Thai AirAsia (3), according to a statement.

In addition, Japanese airport Osaka Itami (ITM) finished as the most punctual Large Airport for a second consecutive year with an OTP of 88.03 per cent. Singapore Changi (SIN; OTP 84.03 per cent), Kuala Lumpur (KUL; OTP 75.04 per cent) and Seoul Incheon (ICN; OTP 74.95 per cent) all improved their OTP in the Mega Airport category.

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— Bernama

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