The Airline Performance Review brings you the latest performance stats of more than 50 of the world’s biggest airlines. Find out everything about how the world’s big carriers performed in terms of flights, punctuality, and schedule reliability. Here are the stats for 2nd October 2021.

Airline Performance Review: Flights, OTP & Cancellations — 2nd October

Several times a week, we post the latest stats of the world’s leading airlines. In detail, we look at flight volume, on-time performance, and schedule reliability of the recent day. We analyze the list of airlines currently contains 54 carriers from three continents (Europe, North America, and Asia). Here’s what’s included in detail:

Airline With Most Flights on 2nd October 2021
Airline Review: Most Punctual Airlines on 2nd October 2021
Airline Review: Least Punctual Airlines on 2nd October 2021
Airline Review: Most Reliable Airlines on 2nd October 2021
Airline Review: Least Reliable Airlines on 2nd October 2021
Contained Airlines
Definitions
Data Source

Airline Review: Airline With Most Flights on 2nd October 2021

American Airlines - Busiest Airlines on 5th October 2021 by flight volume
American Airlines remains the airline with the highest flight volume

American Airlines ranks as the world’s biggest airline, operating more than 5,300 flights on 2nd October. Moreover, American Airlines is the world’s only airline that operated more than 5,000 flights on that day.

Ryanair operates 2,404 flights and ranks as the biggest non-U.S. airline on position five. Lufthansa currently ranks as Europe’s third-biggest airline after Ryanair and Turkish Airlines.

RankIATAAirlineFlights
1AAAmerican Airlines5,306
2UAUnited Airlines4,094
3DLDelta Air Lines4,043
4WNSouthwest Airlines3,240
5FRRyanair2,404
6CZChina Southern Airlines2,323
7MUChina Eastern Airlines2,190
8CAAir China1,443
9TKTurkish Airlines1,371
106EIndiGo1,337
11ASAlaska Airlines1,066
12LHLufthansa1,062
13U2easyJet1,046
14B6JetBlue Airways816
15SUAeroflot776
16HUHainan Airlines652
17W6Wizz Air652
18AFAir France603
19KLKLM568
20BABritish Airways511
Airline Review: Airline With Most Flights on 2nd October 2021

Airline Review: Most Punctual Airlines on 2nd October 2021

Aeroflot leads the list of the most punctual airlines

With an on-time performance of 96.9%, Aeroflot wins the title of the most punctual airline on 2nd October. Aer Lingus, which has shown solid on-time performance during the recent months, ranks second. Moreover, we have three Chinese big players among the top six: Air China, China Eastern Airlines, and China Southern Airlines.

RankIATAAirlinePunctuality (%)
1SUAeroflot96,9
2EIAer Lingus96,6
3CAAir China95,5
4MUChina Eastern Airlines95,1
5UXAir Europa94,7
6CZChina Southern Airlines94,3
7OSAustrian Airlines93,9
8HUHainan Airlines93,8
9VYVueling93,4
10GFGulf Air93,0
11S7S7 Airlines92,7
12DLDelta Air Lines92,4
13WYOman Air92,4
14SGSpiceJet92,1
15ASAlaska Airlines92,1
Airline Review: Most Punctual Airlines on 2nd October 2021

Airline Review: Least Punctual Airlines on 2nd October 2021

Air Arabia operated only 58% of flights on time

Air Arabia leads the inglorious list of the most unpunctual airlines. The U.A.E.-based airline had to delay almost half its flight. However, other Arab carriers didn’t perform much better: flyDubai (68% OTP), Etihad (69%) follows Air Arabia.

Even more interesting: Ryanair —an airline that usually stands for on-time performance— achieved punctuality of 80.4% only.

RankIATAAirlinePunctuality (%)
40FRRyanair80,4
41WFWideroe80,3
42G8GoAir78,4
44PCPegasus Airlines77,3
45TPTAP Air Portugal75,1
46W6Wizz Air74,6
47KLKLM73,9
48SK SAS – Scandinavian Airlines72,4
49LHLufthansa71,9
50AIAir India71,7
51DYNorwegian71,0
52EYEtihad69,3
53FZflyDubai68,0
54G9Air Arabia58,99
Airline Review: Least Punctual Airlines on 2nd October 2021

Airline Review: Most Reliable Airlines on 2nd October 2021

Ryanair leads the list of the most reliable airlines

Ryanair —once again— ranks first when it comes to schedule reliability. Nevertheless, the other airlines in the top 15 achieved 100% reliability too.

RankIATAAirlineReliability (%)Canceled Flights
1FRRyanair1000
2U2easyJet1000
3KLKLM1000
4PCPegasus Airlines1000
5AFAir France1000
6TPTAP Air Portugal1000
7LXSwiss1000
8BABritish Airways1000
9G9Air Arabia1000
10S7S7 Airlines1000
11AYFinnair1000
12XYflynas1000
13SUAeroflot1000
14VYVueling1000
15DPPobeda1000
Airline Review: Most Reliable Airlines on 2nd October 2021

Airline Review: Least Reliable Airlines on 2nd October 2021

GoAir (GoFirsT) canceled 20% of its schedule on 5th of October
GoAir canceled almost 16% of its flights on 2nd October
RankIATAAirlineReliability (%)Canceled Flights
40EWEurowings98,26
41AZAlitalia98,04
42UAUnited Airlines97,983
44SK SAS – Scandinavian Airlines97,210
45GFGulf Air97,22
46AIAir India96,711
47CZChina Southern Airlines95,995
48WYOman Air95,43
49SVSaudi Arabian Airlines94,826
50CAAir China93,0101
51HUHainan Airlines92,747
52SGSpiceJet90,536
53MUChina Eastern Airlines84,3343
54G8GoAir83,558
Airline Review: Least Reliable Airlines on 2nd October 2021

Background

Contained Airlines

Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Airlines, easyJet, Emirates, Etihad, Eurowings, Finnair, flyDubai, flynas, GoAir, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Iberia, IndiGo, JetBlue Airways, KLM, Kuwait Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Oman Air, Pegasus Airlines, Pobeda, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, S7 Airlines, SAS – Scandinavian Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, SpiceJet, Swiss, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Vueling, Wideroe, Wizz Air

Definitions

Flight Volume
In our case, we define flight volume as the number of flights the airline will perform in a certain period, September 2021.

Punctuality
Punctuality counts all flights that arrive on time at their destination airport and puts them into relation to the overall operated number of flights. On-time in this context is defined as +15/-15 compared to the scheduled arrival time. We consider an on-time performance above 90% as good (green), from 80%-90% as ok (orange), and below 80% as weak (red).

Flight Schedule Reliability (Reliability)
Schedule reliability counts the number of actually performed flights concerning scheduled flights. In other words, the percentage of flights that an airline didn’t cancel. We consider schedule reliability above 95% as good (green), from 90%-95% as ok (orange), and below 90% as weak (red).

Data Source

The shown data is based on the latest FlightFacts data. FlightFacts is a free-to-use mobile app that lets you discover the operational performance of airlines and airports in real-time. For more information about FlightFacts, click here or visit our download page. FlightsFacts is available for Android and Apple mobiles and is used by more than 10,000 aviation employees and enthusiasts worldwide!

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