Aeroflot topped the annual ranking for the most punctual airline in the world for 2019, and Sheremetyevo – for the most punctual airport, Daily Mail reported, citing data from analytics company Cirium.
The second place after the Russian company is for the Japanese All Nippon Airways, and the third – for the American Delta Air Lines, which is recognized as the most punctual in the USA.
According to quoted data, in 2019, 87% of Aeroflot’s departures, 86.3% of All Nippon Airways, and 85.7% of Delta Air Lines were operated as scheduled. The Brazilian airline Azul (83.5%) ranks fourth, and Japan Airlines (82.2%) ranks fifth.
95.01% of flights from Sheremetyevo departed on time. The airports is followed by Guangzhou Baiyun International (92.52%) and Shanghai Pudong International (91.04%).
Cirium, a travel analytics company, makes similar rankings every year based on 100,000 flight information. Company analysts agree that a flight is counted as “on time” if it operated less than 15 minutes later than the scheduled time.
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