Alitalia ranked second on FlightStats’ list of the most punctual airlines in Europe and eighth in the world for 2018, according to a recent announcement by the Italian carrier.
A member of FlightGlobal, FlightStats is a cutting-edge data services company focused on commercial aviation. Every month, the company drafts a list of the major airlines in the world, comparing data based on their on-time performance and completion factor.
“Alitalia’s on-time performance remained higher than the average punctuality index of European and world airlines for the twelve months of 2018,” the airline added.
In addition, Alitalia ranked second in Europe for the reliability of its flights, with a 99.1 percent completion factor.
FlighStats awarded the Italian carrier with a certificate of excellence, recognizing its position among the most efficient European airlines.
Monitoring almost every flight operated by airlines, FlightStats follows the “A14” on-time performance method, monitoring flights which arrive at the gate less than 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time. The completion factor measures the number of flights operated compared to those planned.
As part of its 2018/2019 winter schedule, Alitalia currently flies to 77 destinations, including 22 Italian and 55 international destinations, with over 3,600 weekly flights and 102 routes.