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Alitalia has ranked most punctual airline in the world in February 2019 with 90.12 per cent of flights landed on schedule, according to the report published by FlightStats, the authoritative US independent society which every month drafts the list of the major airlines in the world for on-time performance, comparing the data of equivalent airlines for size and network.
The analysis performed by FlightStats reported that the Alitalia’s on-time performance was, in February, more than 12 percentage points higher than the average punctuality index of world airlines (77.6%).
The data related to the month of February confirm the Italian airline’s excellent on-time performance in January when Alitalia had ranked second most punctual airline in the world.
A positive trend also registered during 2018 when the Italian airline, with 83.2 per cent of flights landed on schedule, had ranked second most punctual airline in Europe and eighth in the world.
FlightStats is one of the few data service companies that monitors almost every flight operated by each airline. FlighStats follows the “A14” on-time performance method, monitoring flights which arrive at the gate less than 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.