Japanese carriers shine at OAG report

Web Desk

For a frequent air traveller, it’s always good to have a look at the airline’s on-time performance and how it is going to impact your travel. Thanks to UK-based OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd, who has put together its annual punctuality report which also carries on-time performance records, rankings of airlines and airport delays.

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According to a data compiled by OAG, Air route of Jeju Island and Korean capital, Soul became the busiest in the world with 65,000 trips between the sectors, followed by Melbourne-Sydney air route which recorded 54,519 flights. Mumbai-Delhi is the third busiest domestic air route in the entire world, with a total of 47,462 flights flew between the sectors in 2017.

Among the top 20 mega airlines by their OTP, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have been ranked the most on-time of all the ‘mega’ worldwide carriers, registering 85.25 per cent and 83.21 per cent OTP respectively, in the OAG Punctuality League. IndiGo, the Indian domestic air carrier, was ranked number four, with 81.22 per cent OTP.

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In terms of punctuality, Tokyo-Osaka sector topped other routes with an average one-time performance (OTP) of 90.40 per cent. Topping the charts for the world’s most punctual airport is Tokyo International Airport or commonly known as Haneda Airport with 86.75 per cent. It has achieved the feat for the third year in a row.