The 10 most punctual airlines in the Middle East and Africa revealed

Oman Air is ranked first in the ranking of the most punctual and punctual airlines in the Middle East and Africa.

This is according to the latest 2023. ‘Timely performance review’ global aviation analytics provider report, candle, which says that an on-time flight is defined as a flight that arrives within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival at the gate. The report, which is now 15 years old, bases its data and analysis on more than 600 sources of real-time flight information.

And delving deeper into his latest report, candle listed the following ten airlines as the most punctual in the Middle East and Africa.

  1. Oman Air (Oman) 92.53 percent
  2. Safair (South Africa) 92.36 percent
  3. Royal Jordanian (Jordan) 87.51 percent
  4. Qatar Airways (Qatar) 85.11 percent
  5. Etihad Airways (UAE) 82.90 percent
  6. Saudia (Saudi Arabia) 81.29 percent
  7. Middle East Airlines (Lebanon) 79.15 percent
  8. Emirates (UAE) 78.48 percent
  9. Kuwait Airways (Kuwait) 73.18 percent
  10. Kenya Airways (Kenya) 71.86 percent

“To meet growing tourism demand, the airline launched an expanded network and schedule in 2023, with significant frequency increases on existing routes and the addition of new destinations, representing a 60 percent increase in the number of flights. from Muscat compared to last year,”

saying Lydia Webb, marketing director at Cirium.

“Oman Air also took delivery of a new Boeing 737 MAX 8 from CDB Aviation in 2023, with a total fleet of 52 aircraft. The 737 Max 8 is configured with 12 seats in Business and 150 in Economy Class to support the airline’s growing network. The expanded network, schedule and fleet demonstrate Oman Air’s continued efforts to contribute to the economy of the Sultanate of Oman while also showcasing its drive to achieve greater global reach. “The airline’s planned membership in the Oneworld Alliance in 2024 will help expand the global reach of its network and provide travelers with greater travel options and other benefits.”

saying Webb.

Source: Cirio

Companies like Oman Air have apparently competed well in terms of punctuality and Cirium also reveals its global rankings. Here, the Colombian airline Avianca obtained an arrival punctuality of 85.73 percent among 213,039 flights. Brazil’s Azul Airlines obtained 85.51 percent punctuality in arrivals among its 310,972 flights. Meanwhile, the American airline Delta obtained a score of 84.72 percent among its 1,635,486 flights, while the Spanish airline Iberia obtained 84.38 percent among its 170,750 flights.

Meanwhile, the report also looks at the world’s best-performing airports when it comes to punctuality. Here, punctuality is defined in terms of flights that depart within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure. Below is the list of the best airports in the world in this regard:

Airport Classification on time Punctual departure Total flights
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) 1 84.44 percent 289,817
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) 2 84.42 percent 168,426
Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) 3 84.08 percent 237,461
El Dorado International Airport (BOG) 4 84.01 percent 292,486
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) 5 83.99 percent 226,705

News source: Gulf Business

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