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Hawaiian Airlines ranked the highest among global airlines in November 2015 with an on-time performance of 98.39%, followed by airBaltic (98.22%) and Finnair (97.85%), according to the Global Airline On-time Arrival Performance Report for November 2015 released on December 4 by CARNOC database CADAS (Civil Aviation Data Analysis).
This report reflects the on-time arrival performance of 114 major airlines worldwide for the period from November 1-30, 2015, which was summarized on the basis of VariFlight’s vast and timely flight status data.
The best on-time airlines in each region are: Japan Airlines – Asia-Pacific, Copa Airlines – Latin America, airBaltic – Europe, Hawaiian Airlines – North America, and Qatar Airways- Middle East.
Here are the CADAS’ rankings of the leading airlines and their on-time performance for November 2015. On time is defined within 30 minutes of scheduled arrival time.
Average Delay Time
The average delay time of global airlines was 95 minutes in November. European carriers had the shortest average delay time of 79 minutes, while Latin American carriers had the longest average delay time, with 112 minutes.
On-time Performance of Asia-Pacific Airlines
Juneyao Airlines was ranked the 18th place among Asia-Pacific’s Top 20 airlines with an on-time arrival performance of 93.13%, the only carrier from the Chinese mainland and the first privately-held carrier to make the Top 20 list in November. Moreover, the carrier had an average delay time of 79 minutes, better than the global average delay time of 95 minutes.
On-time Performance of Chinese Mainland Airlines
Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Xiamen Airlines were the best on-time Chinese mainland airlines.
The growth of Chinese mainland airlines’ on-time performance slowed down in November, following a continuous rise in the previous months.
Here is the on-time performance of Chinese mainland airlines:
Definitions of Delays
On-time: A flight is considered on-time if it lands (as the wheels touch ground) less than 30 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.
Late: A flight is classified as late if it lands 30-45 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.
Very Late: A flight is classified as very late if it lands 45-60 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.
Excessively Late: A flight is classified as excessively late if it lands 60 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.
Sample Size, Cancellations and Flight Completions
Sample Size: Sample size data is a count of the number of an airline’s flights for which VariFlight was able to capture actual departure, arrival or cancellation data.
On-time & Delay Calculations: The calculation of an airline’s on-time arrival and delayed flight percentages include only those flights that were completed and for which VariFlight was able to collect final status. Cancelled flights are not included in the delay calculations by subtracting the number of cancellations from Sample Size before calculating on-time percentage.
Cancellation: The number of cancelled flights is divided by the Sample Size.