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AEGEAN and Athens Airport in OAG’s ‘Punctuality League 2019’ Report

Photo Source: AEGEAN

Photo Source: AEGEAN

Greek carrier AEGEAN and the Athens International Airport (AIA) have been included in OAG’s “Punctuality League 2019” report for their on-time performance during the previous year.

A leading global travel data provider, OAG every year creates a ranking for the best on-time performance (OTP) of the world’s largest airlines and airports. Airlines are evaluated based on their size category and region, while airports are divided into five size categories.

Source: OAG Punctuality League 2019

Source: OAG Punctuality League 2019

AEGEAN has been included on the list of the 10 most punctual European airlines, ranking 8th with on-time performance (OTP) of 78.32 percent.

AirBaltic ranked first with 89.17 percent, followed by KLM with 84.52 percent and Iberia in third position with 83.04 percent.

Furthermore, Latin American airline Copa Airlines achieved the top spot in the “All Airlines” category with on-time performance of 89.79 percent. AirBaltic came second with 89.17 percent and Hong Kong Airlines third with 88.11 percent.

Photo Source: Athens International Airport

Photo Source: Athens International Airport

Meanwhile, Athens International Airport ranked 14th on OAG’s Top 20 list of large airports with 10-20 million departing seats per annum, with OTP reaching 80.07 percent.

Osaka holds the top spot in the rankings for large airports with 88.22 percent. Honolulu came second with 87.67 percent and Brasilia third with 86.08 percent.

Source: OAG Punctuality League 2019

Source: OAG Punctuality League 2019

The OAG Punctuality League 2019 report is based on over 57 million flight records using full year data from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

According to the report, in 2018, regional disruptions in air traffic control (ATC) created a tough environment for Europe’s airlines and airports.

“2018 was a tough year for Europe’s aviation market. The region’s airlines and airports faced a perfect storm of industrial action, supplier issues and inclement weather – all of which combined to have a big impact on OTP,” said John Grant, senior analyst with OAG, also adding that on-time performance is one of the single most important metrics in the travel industry.

For the full report press here.

About the Author
Eleftheria has worked for several financial newspapers, magazines and websites during the past 19 years. Between 2004 and 2014 she worked as a radio producer, reporter and presenter for the Greek and English language program of “Athina 9.84 FM”. She also has hands-on experience in the MICE industry.

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