Airport Punctuality Review


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

World’s Top 20

World’s most punctual airports in September 2021

Once again, Japan plays the dominant role when it comes to airport punctuality. First of all, it is Osaka International Airport that once again wins the title “World’s most punctual airport.” Moreover, Osaka achieved an amazing punctuality result of 97%. And Osaka brought some friends with it — overall, eight airports that made it into the top 20 are located in Japan. On the other side, there isn’t a single European airport among the top 20.
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 airports in September 2021

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

September seemed to be a tough month for European airports. As a result, there’s no major European airport that achieved an on-time performance above 90%. Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport leads the list with a punctuality level of 87.4, followed by Ankara and Copenhagen.

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-Pacific Top 10

Asia-Pacific’s most punctual airlines in September 2021

Osaka, home of Asia’s most punctual airport in September

Similar to the world’s top 20, the list of Asia’s most punctual airports is dominated by Japanese airports. Eight out of ten airports are located in Japan. Besides, its Chennai and Brisbane that made it into the top 10.

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 Top 10

Latin America’s most punctual airlines in September 2021

Lima, home of Latin America’s most punctual airport in September

In September, Brazil’s airport delivered an exceptional performance. As a result, five Brazilian airports made it into the top 10. However, the title of Latin America’s most punctual airline goes to Lima. Nevertheless, Santiago Airport is very close behind with 90.5%.

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 Top 10

North America’ most punctual airlines in September 2021

Ligthouse in Rockland, home of North America’s most punctual airport in September

Rockland, a rather small airport, leads the list of North America’s most punctual airports. However, all North American airports in the top 10 delivered an amazing performance.  

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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