On-time performance among US carriers remains strong

OAG, the global provider of flight information, has released the results of the OAG Punctuality League 2018, the industry´s most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the world´s airlines and airports, the company said.

The report examines aviation data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Key findings included: Hawaiian Airlines was the most punctual airline in North America in 2017 and the third most punctual in the world with an average on-time performance (OTP) of 87.2 percent.

Delta Air Lines jumped up to second among all North American airlines and first among US Mega Airlines with an average OTP of 82.7 percent.

United Airlines narrowly edged out American Airlines among major US carriers with an OTP of 79.8 percent, compared to American Airlines´ 78.9 percent.

US airports dominated the global rankings, finishing with seven of the top 20 airports in the new Mega Airports category and ten of the top 20 in the Major Airports category.

Minneapolis International Airport (MSP) finished as the best-performing Major Airport in the world and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) finished as the third best-performing Mega Airport in the world.

OAG is the global provider of digital flight information and provides accurate, timely and actionable information and applications across the travel sector to the world´s airlines, airports, government agencies, aircraft manufacturers, consultancies and travel related companies.

OAG has the world´s largest network of air travel data, including the definitive schedules database of more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports. With the most extensive flight status information database in the market, OAG handles more than 57 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.