Delhi, Mumbai airports among least punctual claims global ranking report
Mumbai is fifth-least punctual airport in the world in terms of on-time performance; Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad rank 262, 255 and 246 out of 513 airports and Indigo is the highest ranked airline from India at 14 and Air India was the second-poorest performer. These are among the findings in a report of 513 airports and 65 airlines across the world by British aviation intelligence firm OAG. Globally, Japan’s Nagoya Komaki airport was ranked the best with 94.5 per cent on-time performance during the 12-month period. This is the first time Indian airport and airlines figure in the OAG report. The OAG 2016 only ranked the top 20 airports and airlines in the world. No Indian airport or airline figured in the 2016 report.
Low-cost carrier IndiGo was the best Indian performer and was ranked 14 with 82 per cent of its 3.6 lakh flights being on time during the period. Budget airline SpiceJet ranked 45 while full-service carrier Jet Airways ranked 54 out of the 65 operators.
The best performing global airline was Panama’s Copa Airlines with an on-time performance of 88.2 per cent, followed by Australia’s Qantas Airways with 85.7 per cent. OAG said that it defines the on-time performance of airlines as arrivals that take place “strictly less than 15 minutes after scheduled arrival time, including cancellations”. While for airports on-time is defined as departures and arrivals that take place “strictly less than 15 minutes after scheduled departure/arrival time, including cancellations”.