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Here are Southeast Asia's Most Punctual Airlines, the Number One is ...
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Here are Southeast Asia's Most Punctual Airlines, the Number One is ...

Indonesian-based Batik Air leads March 2018 rank as the most punctual airline in Southeast Asia and 56th overall in the world. It is reported that 90.9 percent of 11,774 flight departures and arrivals of Batik Air, are within 15 minutes of schedule.

The second place is occupied by Singapore budget airline Scoot with an on-time performance (OTP) of 88.1 percent, followed by Singapore Airlines in the third place with 87.5 percent. Bangkok Airways and Garuda Indonesia come in the fourth and fifth place with OTP of 86.3 percent and 79.8 percent respectively. 

The ranking, elaborated by OAG Flightview, a UK-based, leading provider of digital flight information, is based on March 2018 data of millions flights, from which ratings of the best punctuality performances for airlines and airports can be found.

In Southeast Asia, here’s the rank:

Source: OAG Flightview
Source: OAG Flightview

Indonesian Transportation Ministry’s directorate general of civil aviation Agus Santoso, said to The Jakarta Post, punctuality can raise the passengers’ trust level toward the airlines, thus making a positive impact to the aviation business.

“Punctuality is an important form of service to passengers, because they buy flight time aside from buying the route. Boarding on-time flights means the passengers can also go on-time with their schedules,” said Agus.

Batik Air operates up to 280 flights daily with 41 domestic destinations and 4 international destinations to Singapore, Malaysia, India, and Australia.

Batik Air. Image: Tangerangonline.id
Batik Air. Image: Tangerangonline.id

In order to qualify in the OAG Flightview list, airlines must register at least 80 percent of the itinerary data of all programmed and operated flights, and depart or land within a maximum of 15 minutes, in accordance to the fixed schedule.

According to Aviation Pros, at a world scale there are two main entities that measure the punctuality of all the airlines around the globe; OAG FlightView and FlightStats , which monitor on a monthly basis the punctuality of more than 450 airlines and 1,200 airports around the globe. 

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