We see a lot of these on the domestic side, but it’s a little bit more unique to see international on-time rankings. Here are the top 10 airlines for on-time international arrivals courtesy of FlightStats:
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Air New Zealand
Korean Air Lines
North America: Alaska Airlines
Europe Major Airline: KLM
Asia-Pacific Major Airline: Japan Airlines
Middle East and Africa Major Airline: Gulf Air
South America Major Airline: Copa Airlines (Panama)
Low-cost airline: Thai AirAsia
For the Major International Airlines category FlightStats analyzed the on-time arrival performance of the largest airlines in the world based on Available Seat Miles. In addition, each airline was required to have more than 1,000 scheduled flights to 3 or more geographical regions. A tracking coverage threshold of 90% was used to limit the analysis to carriers where FlightStats had comprehensive historical data in 2013. In all, 31 airlines representing approximately 7.6 million flights met the criteria and were included in the analysis. The top 10 performers are listed in the table below, ranked by on-time arrival performance.
Check out their methodology as well as their winner lists for domestic, low-cost, North American, and regional carriers here.
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