Airport Punctuality Awards — Most Punctual Airports in July 2021

Discover the latest Airport Punctuality Awards. We analyzed more than 600 airports and present the world's most punctual airports in July 2021.

After overwhelming feedback on our latest airline on-time reports, we are thrilled to present the most punctual airports of July 2021. We’ve clustered the ranking into four airport categories according to the number of operated flights. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Mega Airports: Airports that handled more than 10,000 flights in July 2021
  • Large Airports: Airports that handled more than 5,000 but less than 10,000 flights in July 2021
  • Medium Airports: Airports that handled more than 1,000 but less than 5,000 flights in July 2021
  • Small Airports: Airports that handled less than 1,000 flights in July 2021

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Contents
Most Punctual Mega Airports
Most Punctual Large Airports
Most Punctual Medium Airports
Most Punctual Small Airports

Most Punctual Airports — Mega Airports

Similar to previous airport punctuality rankings, Moscow’s Sheremetyevo delivered an outstanding performance in July. With departure punctuality of 93.4%, Moscow Sheremetyevo wins the title of the world’s most punctual mega airport. Moreover, Tokyo and Moscow are the only mega airports that managed to operate above 90% punctuality. Moreover, from positions five to ten, the airports achieved an average on-time performance of 83% and lower.

RankIATAAirportPunctualityFlights
1SVOMoscow Sheremetyevo93.4%11,254
2HNDTokyo Haneda91.9%13,617
3ISTIstanbul Ataturk88.6%13,854
4MSPMinneapolis/St. Paul85.6%13,034
5SEASeattle-Tacoma83.8%17,290
6DTWDetroit83.3%12,655
7SFOSan Fransisco82.8%10,853
8DELDelhi81.7%11,366
9SLCSalt Lake City80.8%11,673
10MADMadrid79.8%10,176
Most Punctual Airports — Mega Airports

Most Punctual Airports — Large Airports

Although there’s no large airport that achieved a better on-time performance than Moscow’s 93.4%, the overall performance of large airports seems to be above the mega airports. None of the airports on the list achieved punctuality below 80% and most of them operated above 85%.

RankIATAAirportPunctualityFlights
1FUKFukuoka92.4%5,325
2GRUSao Paulo Guarulhos89.4%7,597
3PMIPalma de Mallorca88.6%9,154
4LEDSt. Petersburg88.4%6,920
5BCNBarcelona87.2%8,930
6BOGBogota86.8%8,204
7GMPSeoul Gimpo86.7%6,408
8CJUJeju84.5%7,398
9RUHRiyadh84.4%6,534
10HNLHonolulu83.9%5,827
Most Punctual Airports — Large Airports

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Most Punctual Airports — Medium Airports

When looking at the performance of medium airports, the results are much better compared to large and mega airports. All of the top 10 medium airports achieved an on-time performance of 94% and above. Moreover, Port Moresby, the airport ranked first, achieved an outstanding punctuality level of 98.6%. On top of that, Nagasaki and Dublin both achieved an on-time result above 96%.

RankIATAAirportPunctualityFlights
1POMPort Moresby98.6%1,325
2NGSNagasaki96.4%1,301
3DUBDublin96.2%3,558
4BSBBrasilia95.2%3,468
5SSASalvador95.2%1,935
6SINSingapore Changi95.0%2,572
7CGHSao Paulo Congonhas94.4%3,420
8ITMOsaka94.1%3,963
9ROVRostov94.1%1,129
10KUFSamara94.0%1,055
Most Punctual Airports — Medium Airports

Most Punctual Airports — Small Airports

Surprisingly smaller airports did not perform as well as medium airports. For example, although Kumamoto achieved an excellent result (95.4%), many other airports performed below 90%.

RankIATAAirportPunctualityFlights
1KMJKumamoto95.4%896
2SGCSurgut93.1%934
3UIOQuito89.9%897
4STXSt. Croix89.8%933
5MAOManaus88.0%923
6BVAParis Beauvais86.5%996
7TSVTownsville85.4%895
8GYEGuayaquil85.3%943
9SVGStavanger84.2%982
10PSPPalm Springs83.9%851
Most Punctual Airports — Small Airports

Used Data

The shown information is based on OAG data and internal data sources. 

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