93.83% of flights arrived or departed on schedule in May
A Nordic airline is again celebrating a global top ranking for punctuality. Finnair has been the most punctual international airline for the past two months, according to travel data provider FlightStats.
With 93.83% of flights arriving or departing within 15 minutes of schedule in May and 91.14% in April, Finnair is currently “the world’s most reliable international carrier”, according to the data services firm.
In FlightStats’ rankings for the whole of 2012, Finnair was runner-up for lowest global cancellation rate and a runner-up for most punctual European airline. The oneworld alliance, of which Finnair is a member, was named the alliance with the best on-time performance.
“There are all kinds of factors out of an airline’s control that can cause delays to passengers and loss of revenue, but these rankings highlight the degree to which dedicated employees working in well-defined processes can proactively and positively manage on-time performance,” Ville Iho, Finnair’s chief operating officer, commented.
[pictured: Airbus A340-300; courtesy Finnair]