Posted on: 07 January 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
Leading aviation data technology provider, VariFlight, has revealed that Kaohsiung Aiport in Taiwan was the most punctual medium-sized airport in its Global Airports and Airlines On-time Performance (OTP) report for 2018.
Based on departure performance the report investigates punctuality performances (flights that depart or arrive within 30 minutes of schedule are taken as on-time) of airports and airlines worldwide in the past year in terms of region and size.
Kaohsiung is joined by Sendai Airport (Japan), Miyazaki Airport (Japan), Mohammed V Airport (Morocco), Kona Airport (Hawaii), Tenerife North Airport (Canary Islands), Nagoya Airport (Japan), Kagoshima Airport (Japan), Kahului Airport (Hawaii) and Minsk Airport (Belarus) in the Top 10 medium-sized airports category.
Japan featured highly in the report overall with Itami, New Chitose, Haneda, Fukuoka and Osaka among the top 10 most punctual large airports and Japan Airlines topping the polls as the world’s most punctual major airline, according to VariFlight.
Meanwhile the most punctual air route was from New Chitose to Haneda.
Zoning in on China and airports with a capacity of 2 to 10 million passengers, Yulin Yuyang Airport ranked first with an OTP of 91.20%, and year-on-year growth of 4.06%. And compared with the same period last year, Mianyang Nanjiao enjoyed the most rapid year-on-year growth of 13.81%.
Jiangxi Airlines topped the OTP chart among all regional airlines in Mainland China with an on-time arrival rate of 91.84% and average arrival delay of 9.10 minutes. Meanwhile, compared with the previous year, Hebei Airlines enjoyed the most rapid increase in OTP of 15.75% followed by Fuzhou Airlines (11.40%) and Donghai Airlines (9.85%).