Discover the latest Airline Punctuality Awards. We analyzed more than 200 airlines and present the world’s most punctual airlines in July 2021.

Airline Punctuality Awards — Most Punctual Airlines in July 2021

After overwhelming feedback on our latest airline on-time reports, we are thrilled to present the most punctual airlines of July 2021. Let’s quickly provide you with some facts before we dive into the punctuality details:

Which airlines are included?
The ranking includes 288 airlines that provide data to OAG. Moreover, we only included airlines that performed more than 1,000 flights in July.

How do you define punctuality?
For this ranking, we’ve looked at arrival punctuality. Therefore, all flights that arrive 15+ minutes late at their destinations are counted as unpunctual.

Contents

World’s Top 20 Most Punctual Airlines
Europe, Middle East & Africa Top 10
Asia Top 10
North America Top 10
Latin America Top 10

World’s Top 20 Most Punctual Airlines

The award for the most punctual airline in July 2021 goes to Eurowings. The German low-cost and leisure carrier wins the prestigious award for the first time. Despite a busy holiday season, Eurowings managed to operate 98.3% of its flights on time — an outstanding performance. However, it is amazing to see that all top 20 airlines achieved a punctuality level of above 90%.

Eurowings — World's Most Punctual Airline in July 2021
Eurowings — World’s Most Punctual Airline in July 2021

Here are some more key facts about the top 20 ranking:

No North American Airline on the ranking
The list of the world’s most punctual airlines is purely dominated by European and Asian airlines. There’s not a single North American carrier that made it into the top 20.

Only one Latin American Airline
Similar to North American airlines, Latin American carriers do not play an essential role. However, with Brazil’s GOL, at least one Latin American airline is represented in the top 20.

RankAirlineCountryArrival PunctualityFlights
1Eurowings98.3%8,658
2Safair97.9%1,093
3Fuji Dream Airlines95.2%2,720
4SmartWings94.6%1,903
5Air Busan94.4%2,572
6Singapore AirlinesSingapore Flag94.3%3,052
7Aer Lingus93.8%1,876
8Smartavia93.6%2,070
9All Nippon Airways93.5%21,467
10IndiGo92.6%28,436
11GOL92.6%12,684
12Jetstar Japan91.6%1,874
13Vistara91.5%3,551
14Norwegian91.2%5,465
15Iberia91.0%13,396
16Aeroflot90.9%26,264
17Pobeda90.8%8,348
18Vueling90.4%15,697
19Emirates90.4%6,286
20Finnair90.0%3,220
World’s Top 20 Most Punctual Airlines

Most Punctual Airlines — Europe, Middle East & Africa

RankAirlineCountryArrival PunctualityFlights
1Eurowings98.3%8,658
2Safair97.9%1,093
3Fuji Dream Airlines95.2%2,720
4SmartWings94.6%1,903
5Aer Lingus93.8%1,876
6Smartavia93.6%2,070
7Norwegian91.2%5,465
8Iberia91.0%13,396
9Aeroflot90.9%26,264
10Pobeda90.8%8,348
Most Punctual Airlines — Europe, Middle East & Africa

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Most Punctual Airlines — Asia

RankAirlineCountryArrival PunctualityFlights
1Fuji Dream Airlines95.2%2,720
2Air Busan94.4%2,572
3Singapore AirlinesSingapore Flag94.3%3,052
4All Nippon Airways93.5%21,467
5IndiGo92.6%28,436
6Jetstar Japan91.6%1,874
7Vistara91.5%3,551
8Japan Airlines89.9%17,146
9Garuda Indonesia89.9%2,703
10Star Flyer89.3%1,769
Most Punctual Airlines — Asia

Most Punctual Airlines — North America

RankAirlineCountryArrival PunctualityFlights
1Pacific Coastal Airlines89.9%1,147
2Hawaiian Airlines88.4%6,276
3Delta Air Lines84.8$135,629
4Alaska Airlines83.5%35,228
5Westjet80.9%7,966
6Sun Country Airlines79.9%2,264
7PAL Airlines77.6%1,982
8Cape Air76.6%10,811
9Air Canada76.4%13,634
10American Airlines74.5%179,582
Most Punctual Airlines — North America

Most Punctual Airlines — Latin America

RankAirlineCountryArrival PunctualityFlights
1GOL92.6%12,684
2LATAM89.5%26,543
3Azul89.2%20,655
4Avianca87.4%11,244
5Copa Airlines87.4%6,377
6Sky Airline87.0%2,039
7Viva Air Colombia84.7%3,410
8Aerolineas Argentina83.1%2,899
9Volaris78.2%13,871
10Jetsmart70.9%1,180
Most Punctual Airlines — Latin America

Used Data

The shown information is based on OAG data and internal data sources. Rankings only included airlines that operated more than 1000 flights in the respective month. However, the global benchmark includes all tracked flights. On average, 250 airlines are included in each month’s analysis. Whenever stated, EMEA refers to airlines based in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa.

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