SAA ranked most on-time in Africa and Middle East

2013-02-27 13:50
Johannesburg - FlightStats, the global leader in flight and airport information services, has announced its Time Performance Service Awards (OTPS Awards) for airlines across the globe.

South African Airways (SAA), with its 91.17% On Time Performance average, won in the category ‘Middle East and Africa Major Airlines’.

Zuks Ramasia, GM Operations for SAA said: “SAA is absolutely thrilled to win this prominent award as On Time Performance is a critical factor considered by customers when selecting which airline to fly. Winning this award also highlights our employee’s commitment to ensuring a seamless travel experience to our valued customers.”

This category includes airlines based in the Middle East and Africa that operate at least 30,000 scheduled flights annually within the Middle East and Africa. The flight status coverage threshold was set at 80%.

The other four finalists included Etihad Airways, Gulf Air Company, Qatar Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines. The OTPS Awards program recognises airlines around the world that achieve sustained operational excellence. Airlines are recognised for delivering the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.

The Major International Airlines category includes airlines that fly a significant number of trans-oceanic or international flights spanning at least three continents with at least 30,000 flights operated annually.

The winners are as follows:

Major International Airlines - The Major International Airlines category includes airlines that fly a significant number of trans-oceanic or international flights spanning at least three continents with at least 30,000 flights operated annually.

Winner - Japan Airlines – 90.35% On-time

The other 4 Finalists are:

       Air New Zealand
       All Nippon Airways
       KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
       Scandinavian Airlines
 

Lowest Global Cancellations –New

Lowest Cancellation Rate Among Global Airlines (as defined by the Major International Airlines category).

Winner - All Nippon Airways (ANA) –  .22% Cancellations

The other 4 Finalists are:

       El Al Airlines
       Emirates
       Finnair
       Singapore Airlines
 

North America Major Airlines

The North America Major Airlines category includes airlines based in North America and operating at least 30,000 scheduled flights annually within North America.

Winner - Alaska Airlines – 87.26% On-time

The other 4 Finalists are:

       Airtran Airways
       Delta Air Lines
       Jetblue Airways
       US Airways
 

North American Regional Airlines

The North American Regional Airlines category is comprised of airlines based in North America with service concentrated in certain regions, states and provinces in North America or serving a limited number of cities and operating at least 20,000 scheduled flights annually.

Winner - Hawaiian Airlines – 92.29% On-time

The other 4 Finalists are:

       Compass Airlines (operating as Delta Connection)
       Executive Airlines (operating as American Eagle)
       Horizon Air
       Mesa Airlines (operates as United Express, US Airways Express and as the low-cost inter-island services go! in Hawaii)
 

Europe Major Airlines


The Europe Major Airlines category includes airlines based in Europe and operating at least 30,000 scheduled flights annually within Europe.

Winner - LOT Polish Airlines – 89.35% On-time

The other 4 Finalists are:

       Aer Lingus
       Finnair
       KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
       Scandinavian Airlines
 
Europe Regional Airlines

The Europe Regional Airlines category is comprised of airlines based in Europe with service concentrated within a limited region of Europe or serving a limited number of cities and operating at least 20,000 scheduled flights annually.

Winner - Aegean Airlines – 93.02% On-time


The other 4 Finalists are:


       Brit Air
       KLM Cityhopper
       Regional Compagnie Aerienne
       Tyrolean Airways
 

Asia Major Airlines


The Asia Major Airlines category is comprised of airlines based in Asia and operating at least 30,000 scheduled flights annually within Asia.

Winner - Japan Airlines – 90.35% On-time

The other 4 Finalists are:

       All Nippon Airways
       Korean Air
       Malaysia Airlines
       Singapore Airlines
 

Asia Regional Airlines

The Asia Regional Airlines category is comprised of airlines based in Asia with service concentrated within a limited region of Asia or serving a limited number of cities and operating at least 20,000 scheduled flights annually.

Winner - J-Air – 92.85% On-time

The other 4 Finalists are:

       ANA Wings
       JAL Express
       Japan Air Commuter
       Japan Transocean Air
 

Pacific Major Airlines - New

The Pacific Major Airlines category includes airlines based in the Pacific and operating at least 30,000 scheduled flights annually within the Pacific.

Winner - Air New Zealand – 87.76% On-time

The other 3 Finalists are:

       Jetstar Airways
       Qantas Airways
       Virgin Blue Airlines
 

South America Major Airlines - New

The South America Major Airlines category includes airlines based in South America and operating at least 30,000 scheduled flights annually within South America.

*Flight status coverage threshold set at 75%

Winner - Azul - Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras – 80.04% On-time

The other 4 Finalists are:

       Copa Airlines
       Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes
       LAN Perú
       TAM Linhas Aéreas
 

Airline Alliance - New

Alliances provide a network of connectivity and convenience for international passengers and international packages. Alliances also provide convenient marketing branding to facilitate travelers making inter-airline codeshare connections within countries. This award evaluates the cumulative on-time performance of all the airlines that operate within each of the three airline alliances – SkyTeam Alliance, Star Alliance and oneworld Alliance.

Winner - oneworld Alliance – 79.55% On-time

The other Finalists are:

       SkyTeam Alliance
       Star Alliance
 

Network - Global Airlines

The Network – Global Airlines category is comprised of airlines that fly a significant number of trans-oceanic or international flights spanning at least three continents with at least 30,000 flights operated annually and is inclusive of all code-share flights operated by other airlines (this includes airlines that are wholly owned subsidiaries or those that are operating flights based on contract/lease agreements on behalf of the airline marketing the flight).

Winner – All Nippon Airways – 85.46% On-time
 

The other 4 Finalists are:

       Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana
       Delta Air Lines
       Japan Airlines
       Scandinavian Airline

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