Most punctual airlines and airports listed

Nordic large and small airports among the timeliest
Hawaii may be laidback, but its airline is now the most punctual in the world. According to UK travel analysts OAG, which looked at 54 million flight records in 2016, Hawaiian Airlines has the world’s best timekeeping.
The new stats show that 89.87% of the Hawaiian carrier’s flights arrived or departed within 15 minutes of their scheduled time last year, pushing it up from 9th place in 2015.
The flag carriers of Panama, Copa Airlines, and the Netherlands, KLM, placed second and third. Delta Airlines is the biggest airline in the top 20 – a “remarkable achievement”, says OAG, for an airline with such a huge number of flights.
Among major airports, Tokyo Haneda (87.49%) comes top, while among large airports tenth most punctual is Copenhagen, above which is Surabaya in Indonesia. The UK has the best-performing medium airport – Birmingham – and the best-performing small airport, Newcastle.
For airline punctuality, Hawaiian Airlines is followed by Copa (88.75%), KLM (87.89%), Qantas (87.56%), Japan Airlines (86.74%), Flybe (86.62%), Alaska Airlines (86.05%), Iberia (85.67%), Monarch Airlines (85.67%) and Singapore Airlines (85.19%).
After Tokyo Haneda, the timeliest major airports are Sao Paulo Guarulhos (85.28%), Detroit (84.64%), Atlanta (84.57%), Minneapolis (84.46%), Seattle (83.74%), Moscow Sheremetyevo (83.52%), Singapore Changi (83.49%), Munich (82.85%) and Phoenix (82.82%).
Surabaya leads the way for large airports, then Honolulu (87.53%), Salt Lake City (87.20%), Brasilia (87.07%), Brisbane (86.71%), Sao Paulo-Congonhas (85.40%), Portland (85.19%), Johannesburg (84.32%), Athens (83.64%) and Copenhagen (83.12%).
Birmingham is first for medium airports followed by Osaka (89.68%), Panama City (89.56%), Belo Horizonte (88.49%), Cologne Bonn (88.27%), Cape Town (86.06%), Milan Bergamo (85.87%), Perth (85.86%), Bahrain (85.49%) and Adelaide (84.90%).
For small airports Newcastle is top, then Anchorage (89.52%), Brussels South Charleroi (88.65%), Trondheim (88.00%), Stavanger (87.95%), Hannover (87.89%), Cairns (87.23%), Bergen (87.21%), Curitiba (86.77%) and Durban (86.03%).


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