OAG debuts star ratings for airline, airport on-time performance

OAG has released the industry´s first On-time Performance (OTP) Star Ratings, a new biannual global accreditation program and rating system that recognizes exceptional OTP across all airports and airlines regardless of size, geographic location, or aviation peer group, the company said.

The OTP star rating is designed to benchmark against set criteria, defined by industry and flight status information experts. OTP is measured across the whole year — and awarded twice a year in April and October. The awards showcase only the best performers — just 11 airports and three airlines globally earned a 5-star rating, which requires an OTP of at least 90%.

To achieve an OTP star rating, the world´s airlines and airports must meet two simple criteria: all airlines and airports must have a minimum of 600 operations a month and OAG must receive flight status information for no less than 80% of scheduled flights within a 12-month period.

The newly released data highlights exceptional OTP from Delta Air Lines, the only legacy carrier to meet the criteria for earning 3 stars, and continued excellent performance from Hawaiian Airlines, the only North American airline to earn 4 stars.

Hilo International Airport was the only US airport to achieve 5-star on-time performance, while Lihue Airport came out with an 89.4% OTP and was the only North American airport to earn a 4-star rating. Atlanta´s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (84.5%), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (83.1%) and Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (84.3%) all earned 3 stars.

OAG is a global provider of digital flight information and provides accurate, timely and actionable information and applications across the travel sector to airlines, airports, government agencies, aircraft manufacturers, consultancies and travel related companies. The company handles more than 54 million records of flight status updates per year, processes 1.4 billion requests, and continues to deliver in excess of 35 million dynamic flight status updates daily.