Airline Punctuality Review


The latest punctuality statistics of the world’s leading airlines.

World’s Top 20

World’s most punctual airlines in September 2021

For the second consecutive month, Eurowings wins the prestigious title of “the world’s most punctual airline.” Moreover, the German carrier achieved an unbelievable punctuality level of 99.8%. On the other ranks, we have a mixed field of European and Asian airlines. Similar to the last months, North American airlines didn’t make it into the top 20. With Brazil’s GOL, one airline from Latin America is represented.
RankAirportCountryPunctualityFlights
1Osaka InternationalJapan97,0%4,227
2Nagoya ChubuJapan96,6%4,227
3KagoshimaJapan95,7%4,227
4Osaka KansaiJapan95,4%4,227
5SapporoJapan93,1%4,227
6Tokyo HanedaJapan91,7%4,227
7OkinawaJapan91,6%4,227
8ChennaiIndia91,6%4,227
9BrisbaneAustralien91,6%4,227
10Tokyo Narita Japan91,4%4,227
11RocklandUSA91,2%4,227
12Minneapolis/St PaulUSA90,7%4,227
13LimaPeru90,6%4,227
14SantiagoChile90,5%4,227
15Edmonton InternationalCanada90,3%4,227
16BoiseUSA90,1%4,227
17Detroit MetropolitanUSA89,4%4,227
18Salt Lake CityUSA89,4%4,227
19CuritibaBrasil89,4%1,435
20PortlandUSA89,4%5,324

Europe’s Top 10

Europe’s most punctual airlines in September 2021

Stockholm, home of Europe’s most punctual airport in September

For the second consecutive month, Eurowings wins the title of EMEA’s most punctual airline. Besides, airlines from Spain, Russia, and Norway play an important role in the top 10. On the other side, there’s only one airline from Africa and no airline from the Middle East among EMEA’s top 10 punctual airlines.
RankAirportCountryPunctualityFlights
1Osaka InternationalJapan97,0%4,227
2Nagoya ChubuJapan96,6%4,227
3KagoshimaJapan95,7%4,227
4Osaka KansaiJapan95,4%4,227
5SapporoJapan93,1%4,227
6Tokyo HanedaJapan91,7%4,227
7OkinawaJapan91,6%4,227
8ChennaiIndia91,6%4,227
9BrisbaneAustralien91,6%4,227
10Tokyo Narita Japan91,4%4,227

Asia’s Top 10

Asia’s most punctual airlines in August 2021

Stockholm, home of Europe’s most punctual airport in September

In August, it’s again Japan that rules the list of Asia’s most punctual airlines. Seven out of ten airlines that achieved the highest on-time performance are headquartered in Japan. Moreover, four of the five most punctual airlines are based in Japan. Besides, we have Garuda Indonesia and the Indian carriers Vistara and IndiGo.
RankAirportCountryPunctualityFlights
1Osaka InternationalJapan97,0%4,227
2Nagoya ChubuJapan96,6%4,227
3KagoshimaJapan95,7%4,227
4Osaka KansaiJapan95,4%4,227
5SapporoJapan93,1%4,227
6Tokyo HanedaJapan91,7%4,227
7OkinawaJapan91,6%4,227
8ChennaiIndia91,6%4,227
9BrisbaneAustralien91,6%4,227
10Tokyo Narita Japan91,4%4,227

Latin America’s Top 10

Latin America’s most punctual airlines in August 2021

Stockholm, home of Europe’s most punctual airport in September

When looking at South America’s top ten most punctual airlines, the picture looks slightly different to Asia and EMEA. Although some airlines, such as GOL, LATAM, or Azul, achieved fantastic results, the list also includes airlines with punctuality below 90% or even 80%.
RankAirportCountryPunctualityFlights
1Osaka InternationalJapan97,0%4,227
2Nagoya ChubuJapan96,6%4,227
3KagoshimaJapan95,7%4,227
4Osaka KansaiJapan95,4%4,227
5SapporoJapan93,1%4,227
6Tokyo HanedaJapan91,7%4,227
7OkinawaJapan91,6%4,227
8ChennaiIndia91,6%4,227
9BrisbaneAustralien91,6%4,227
10Tokyo Narita Japan91,4%4,227

North America’s Top 10

North America’ most punctual airlines in August 2021

Stockholm, home of Europe’s most punctual airport in September

Overall North American airlines showed the weakest on-time performance in August. As a result, Hawaiian Airlines is the only airline with a punctuality result above 90%. Contrary, many of the “top” airlines achieved punctuality results below 80%.
RankAirportCountryPunctualityFlights
1Osaka InternationalJapan97,0%4,227
2Nagoya ChubuJapan96,6%4,227
3KagoshimaJapan95,7%4,227
4Osaka KansaiJapan95,4%4,227
5SapporoJapan93,1%4,227
6Tokyo HanedaJapan91,7%4,227
7OkinawaJapan91,6%4,227
8ChennaiIndia91,6%4,227
9BrisbaneAustralien91,6%4,227
10Tokyo Narita Japan91,4%4,227

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