OAG releases on-time performance star ratings

OAG, the global leader in flight information, has released its On-time Performance (OTP) Star Ratings, accrediting the top airlines and airports around the world for superior performance, the company said.

Delta Air Lines once again demonstrated on-time excellence, finishing as the only legacy carrier to achieve 4 stars. Among North American airlines, Delta trailed only Hawaiian Airlines — the only US carrier to achieve 5 stars.

OAG´s biannual rating system is a global accreditation program that recognizes exceptional OTP across all airports and airlines regardless of size, geographic location or aviation peer group. The awards showcase the industry´s premier performers, with the top ten percent of airlines and airports receiving 5 stars. The awards are then distributed based on performance across all airlines and airports, with the poorest performers receiving 1 star.

Some of North America´s largest airport hubs also earned high marks in OTP Star Rating, with Salt Lake City International Airport earning an impressive 5 stars for an 85.2 percent on-time performance. Atlanta´s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (82.9 percent), Detroit Metropolitan Airport (83.1 percent), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (82.2 percent) and Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (85.1 percent) all performed strongly for airports of their size. In fact, Minneapolis narrowly missed out on becoming the largest North American airport to earn 5 stars.

The OTP Star Ratings are measured on a rolling 12-month period, and awarded twice a year in April and October. 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 percent of scheduled flights within the 12-month period.

OAG is a flight information company that provides accurate, timely and actionable digital information and applications to the world´s airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service companies.