The Race To Be On Time Is Back For Airlines And Airports
This month, Cirium, the aviation data firm, re-launches its closely followed On-Time Performance Report, in a positive sign for the sector
LONDON, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Airlines and airports are again being judged on the punctuality of their service as the volume of flights increases worldwide. Today, Cirium, the aviation analytics company, restarted its closely followed monthly On-Time Performance Reports.
Cirium restarts The On-Time Performance Report for airlines and airports, in a positive sign for the aviation industry.
In May 2021, Japan Airlines (JAL), Hawaiian Airlines, Red Wings and Avianca top the ranks for on-time arrivals in their respective regions. Meanwhile, Haneda Airport (HND) takes the top spot as the most on-time global airport.
For over a decade, Cirium has produced The On-Time Performance Report—the longest-standing analysis in the aviation industry—to provide insights on airline and airport punctuality and recognize those which have outperformed their peers, globally, regionally, and in their respective categories. The report was suspended in early 2020, as flights were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAL tops in APAC
JAL has risen in the ranks from 10th to 1st place when comparing to Cirium's last monthly report in February 2020. ANA has moved up from 5th and Air New Zealand has moved up from 9th. Some airlines that featured in the top 10 for punctuality in 2020 no longer feature, including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, AirAsia, Cebu Pacific Air and Thai Airways International.
Hawaiian leads while Air Canada rises in North America
Red Wings top in Europe
Avianca soars in Latin America
Haneda tops global airport on-time performance ranking
Over half a million passenger flights were handled by the top 20 global airports in May. This is only 4% down versus February 2020. The on-time performance of the airports has improved by 3 points.
"As flights have returned, it is a level playing field to analyze the on-time performance of the airlines and airports again—a positive sign for the industry. While the factors that cause delays—congested airspace, taxiways or connecting passengers—simply did not exist in 2020, they are likely to return slowly in 2021 and into 2022," said Jeremy Bowen, CEO at Cirium.
"Cirium applies the most precise data analysis to develop The On-Time Performance Reports and we are delighted to announce that JAL, Hawaiian Airlines, Red Wings and Avianca rank as May's most on-time airlines in their respective regions, Congratulations also to Haneda Airport for achieving the top spot in the global airports category."
The data analyzed in The Cirium On-Time Performance report derives from The Cirium Core—containing more than 300 terabytes of information from over 2,000 data sources.
To see the full reports for airlines and airports, click here.
In addition to the monthly reports for airline and airport punctuality, Cirium also produces the gold standard annual report and awards—The Cirium On-Time Performance Review.
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The report for airlines divides the rankings by region into 'mainline' and 'network'. The figures reported here are for mainline only.
A review of data across global carriers is not included in the latest report. Cirium's on-time performance is based on stringent criteria, and at the time of writing, international flight frequency was still significantly down. More time is needed before this category returns.
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