The World's Most Ontime Airline is from Southeast Asia, And It's not Singapore Airlines
Flight delays are painfully common, but it seems passengers on Garuda Indonesia may not have to worry as much about reaching their destination on time.
According to a new ranking by UK-based travel data provider OAG, Indonesia’s national carrier is the most punctual airline in the entire world.
Published on Thursday (Jan 2), OAG’s Punctuality League 2020 ranked several Asian airlines among the top 10 most punctual in the world. These include Japan’s Skymark Airlines at third place, All Nippon Airways at seventh, Jetstar Asia at eighth, Singapore Airlines at ninth, and Thai AirAsia at 10th spot.
On its Punctuality League 2020, OAG declared Indonesia's flag carrier Garuda Indonesia the world's most punctual airline, Aeroflot the most punctual mega airline in Europe and Sheremetyevo International Airport the world's most punctual mega airport.
“Asia Pacific carriers and airports continued to demonstrate exceptional OTP this year, with many LCCs and legacy carriers improving year-over-year performance," said Mayur (Mac) Patel, Head of JAPAC for OAG.
The leading performance of Garuda Indonesia, Skymark Airlines, Osaka Itami and Tokyo Haneda on the global stage is commendable,” he added.