Airline Punctuality Review

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

World's Top 20

World's most punctual airlines in August 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.



Rank Airline CountryPunctualityFlights
2Skymark AirlinesJapan96.5%4,389
3Aer LingusIreland Republic of95.8%2,891
4 SolaseedJapan95.8%2,418
5 SafairSouth Africa95.2%2,133
6 Garuda IndonesiaIndonesia95.2%1,957
7ANA Holdings logoAll Nippon AirwaysJapan94.2%25,838
9Norwegian Air ShuttleNorway93.5%6,284
10Fuji Dream AirlinesJapan93.5%2,790
13Star FlyerJapan93.1%1,844
14Japan Transocean AirJapan93.1%1,653
15GOL Linhas Aereas S.A.Brazil93.0%11,246
17Wideroe's FlyveselskapNorway92.7%9,286
18Jetstar JapanJapan92.5%2,418
19Japan AirlinesJapan91.8%17,618
20LATAM Airlines GroupChile91.6%26,933

Europe's Top 10

Europe's most punctual airlines in August 2021


Cologne, home of Eurowings' headquarter

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.



2Aer LingusIreland95.8%2,891
3SafairSouth Africa95.2%2,133
5Norwegian Air ShuttleNorway93.5%6,284
6Wideroe's FlyveselskapNorway92.7%9,286
7SmartWingsCzech Republic91.4%1,891
8Binter CanariasSpain90.6%6,266
9Aeroflot Russian AirlinesRussian Federation90.0%26,802
10Red Wings AirlinesRussian Federation89.9%2,438

Asia's Top 10

Asia's most punctual airlines in August 2021


Tokyo, home of Skymark Airlines' headquarter

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.



1Skymark AirlinesJapan96.5%4,389
3Garuda IndonesiaIndonesia95.2%1,957
4ANA Holdings logoAll Nippon AirwaysJapan94.2%25,838
5Fuji Dream AirlinesJapan93.5%2,790
8Star FlyerJapan93.1%1,844
9Japan Transocean AirJapan93.1%1,653

Latin America's Top 10

Latin America's most punctual airlines in August 2021


Rio de Janeiro, home of GOL

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%.



1GOL Linhas Aereas S.A.Brazil93.0%11,246
2LATAM Airlines GroupChile91.6%26,933
3Azul AirlinesBrazil91.0%22,818
4Copa AirlinesPanama89.1%6,531
5Viva Air ColombiaColombia88.9%3,439
7Sky AirlineChile87.0%2,103
8Aerolineas ArgentinasArgentina80.4%3,376

North America's Top 10

North America' most punctual airlines in August 2021


Honolulu, home of Hawaiian Airlines

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%. 



1Hawaiian AirlinesUSA90.7%6,599
2Pacific Coastal Airlines LimitedCanada89.1%1,233
3Delta Air LinesUSA85.5%133,223
4Alaska AirlinesUSA81.2%35,361
5Sun Country AirlinesUSA80.2%2,047
6Cape AirUSA78.2%10,564
7Silver Airways, LLCUSA76.6%1,677
8American AirlinesUSA75.0%176,750
9United AirlinesUSA71.6%128,636
10PAL AirlinesCanada69.6%2,191

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The shown information on this page is based on two data sources: (1) FlightFacts — World's unique airline and airport performance app, and (2) OAG