Airports in Japan led the way in producing on-time
flights in 2015, according to a new report from the aviation data analytics
Meanwhile, only one U.S. carrier was among the top 20 in
terms of on-time performance, the OAG Punctuality League study found.
With an average on-time performance of 91.25%, Tokyo
Haneda led all large airports, defined as those which service more than 20
million seats per year. Eleven U.S. airports made the list, led by
Minneapolis-St. Paul in fourth and Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport, in
Another Japanese airport, Osaka, led the way in
timeliness last year for small airports servicing less than 10 million seats.
Osaka had an on-time performance of 93.85%. No U.S. airport made the top 20 in
On the airlines front, OAG found that AirBaltic was the
most prompt in the world with an on-time performance of 94.39%. Hawaiian
Airlines led U.S. carriers by completing 89.11% of its flights on-time, good
for ninth in the world. OAG defines on-time as any flight that arrives within
15 minutes of its schedule.
Alaska was the second-ranked U.S. airline, followed by
Delta. Southwest ranked fourth among U.S. carriers, American ranked sixth and
United ranked seventh.