Aeroflot Named Most Punctual Airline in 2019

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot was named the most punctual mainline airline in 2019 in the annual On-Time Performance (OTP) Review by travel data and analytics firm Cirium, reports.

The airline had an OTP score of 86.68 percent, while Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) followed in a close second at 86.26 percent. 2018’s number one, U.S.-based Delta, ranked third at 85.69 percent.

However, ANA was ranked fifth and Aeroflot sixth in the OAG Punctuality League 2020, where Garuda Indonesia topped the list of the 20 most punctual airlines with an OTP score of 95.01 percent.

Russian airlines topped the regional chart from Cirium, with Aeroflot ranked first and S7 Airlines second at 84.66 percent. International Airlines Group-owned Iberia came in at number three with a score of 83.33 percent.

Cirium also named Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport as the most punctual global airport with an OTP score of 95.01 percent. This was followed by Guangzhou Baiyun International and Shanghai Pudong. Sheremetyevo also topped the OAG Punctuality League.

Cirium CEO Jeremy Bowen commented: “Looking at the Russian carrier’s past year, it’s clear that Aeroflot has more controls in place over their environment than most. That helps enormously to drive operational efficiency. Russia’s successful year continues with Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International airport also winning the top spot as the most punctual airport.”

ANA took the top spot for both mainline and network carriers in the Asia Pacific on the Cirium list, followed by Singapore Airlines, and Thai AirAsia in the mainline category and JAL in the network category.

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