VariFlight OTP report names Japan Airlines as most punctual airline in 2018

VariFlight, an aviation data technology provider, has announced the release of the latest global airports and airlines on-time performance (OTP) report for 2018, the company said.

The report is based on its comprehensive flight database between January 1 and December 31, 2018. The study revealed that in 2018, Japan´s Osaka Itami International Airport (IATA Code: ITM) topped large global airports in on-time departure performance, while Japan Airlines was the most punctual major airline.

The report investigated punctuality (flights that departed or arrived within 30 mins of schedule are taken as on-time) of airports and airlines worldwide in the past year in terms of region and size. Moreover, it also revealed the on-time arrival performances of major airline alliances and the most on-time air routes.

Findings of the report include:

10 most punctual large airports (departure performance): Itami Airport, New Chitose Airport, Honolulu Airport, Haneda Airport, Portland Airport, Pulkovo Airport, Brasilia Airport, Tocumen Airport, Fukuoka Airport, Osaka Airport.

10 most punctual major airlines (arrival performance): Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, All Nippon Airways, Emirates Airlines, Aeroflot Airlines, Royal Dutch Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Alitalia Airlines, Air New Zealand, Korean Air.

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