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2021 Airline On Time Performance

The On-Time Performance Review 2021

Annual On-Time Performance in 2021 and monthly airline and airport on-time performance data reports

The monthly on-time performance reports

In addition to the annual Review, Cirium publishes monthly pulse-check reports for airline and airport OTP.

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  • AIRPORT Monthly On-Time Performance Report
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It’s time to congratulate the winners of the 2021 On-Time Performance Awards

Read the 2021 OTP Announcement, here

Introducing the On Time Performance Platinum Award

Cirium has introduced this new category to celebrate an airline for excellence in their overall operational performance. In this category, we consider the complexity of the airline’s operation, volume of flights, diversity of its network, and other key operational factors.

The Platinum Award uses a proprietary algorithm that considers the following factors:

Airline operational excellence winner medallion.
  • Long haul versus short-haul flights
  • Delay impact to passengers using scheduled departure time as a threshold.
  • Cancellations incurred (although early notifications of cancellations are excluded from the calculation).
  • Airline network complexity by considering the number of passengers and sector distance.
  • Number of total flights operated

download the review to see this year’s winner

On-Time Performance history

YearGlobal WinnersCategory winners
Monthly OTP Airline Reports 2019-2021
Monthly OTP Airport Reports 2019-2021
2021Global airline: All Nippon Airlines, 95%

Global Airport: Haneda Airport
Platinum award: Delta
APAC airline: ANA
North America airline: Delta, 87.7%
Europe: Vueling (92.1%)
Latin America: Copa, 90.3%
Middle East and Africa: Safair, 96.4%
Low-cost carriers: Solaseed, 97.9%
2020Paused for COVID. Read the 2021 Airline Insights Review
2019Global airline: Aeroflot, 86.68% on-time arrivals

Global network: LATAM, 86.67%

Global airport: Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), 95.01%
APAC airline: ANA, 86.26%
APAC network: ANA, 86.49%
North America airline: Delta, 85.69%
North America network: Delta, 84.63%
Europe airline: Aeroflot, 86.68%
Europe network: Aeroflot, 86.82%
Latin America airline: Copa, 92.16%%
Latin America network: Copa, 92.29%
Middle-East and Africa airline: Qatar, 82.45%
Middle-East and Africa network: Qatar, 82.45%
Low-cost carriers: Starflyer, 91.37%
2018Global airline: Delta86.09% on-time arrivals

Global network: Qatar, 85.88%
APAC airline: Japan, 84.73%
APAC network: ANA, 85.25%
North America airline: Delta, 86.09%
North America network: Delta, 84.30%
Europe airline: KLM, 85.04%
Europe network: KLM, 85.59%
Latin America airline: Copa, 89.68%
Latin America network: Copa, 90.16%
Middle-East and Africa airline: Qatar, 85.88%
Middle-East and Africa network: Qatar, 85.88%
Low-cost carriers: Azul & Iberia Express (tied), 86.47%
2017Global airline: Delta, 85.94% on-time arrivals
Global network: Iberia, 88.97%
APAC airline: JAL, 86.09%
APAC network: ANA, 85.67%
North America airline: Delta, 84.06%
North America network: Delta, 85.94%
Europe airline: Iberia, 88.97%
Europe network: Iberia, 89.54%
Latin America airline: Copa, 87.53%
Latin America network: Copa, 86.63%
Middle-East and Africa airline: Qatar, 83.64%
Middle-East and Africa network: Qatar, 83.64%
Low-cost carriers: Iberia Express, 91.77%
2016Global airline: Iberia
Global network: KLM
Airline alliances: oneworld
APAC airline: JAL
APAC network: JAL
North America airline: Alaska Airlines
North America network: Alaska Airlines
Europe airline: Iberia
Europe network: Iberia
Latin America airline: Copa
Latin America network: Copa
Middle-East and Africa airline: Qatar
Middle-East and Africa network: Qatar
Low-cost carriers: Iberia Express
2015Global airline: JALAPAC airline: JAL
North America airline: Alaska Airlines
Europe airline: Iberia
Latin America airline: Copa
Middle-East and Africa airline: Qatar
2014Global airline: KLM
Major alliance: oneworld
APAC airline: Japan Airlines
North America airline: Alaska Airlines
Europe airline: Finnair
Latin America airline: Copa Airlines
Middle-East and Africa airline: Saudia
Low-cost carriers: Iberia Express
2013Global airline: Japan Airlines
Global network: Japan Airlines
APAC airline: Japan Airlines
North America airline: Alaska Airlines
Europe airline: KLM
Latin America airline: Copa Airlines
Middle-East and Africa airline: Gulf Air
Low-cost carriers: Thai AirAsia
2012Global airline: Japan Airlines, 90.35% on-time arrivals

Airline Alliance: oneworld Alliance, 79.55%

Global Network: All Nippon Airways, 85.46%

Lowest Global Cancellations: All Nippon Airways, 0.22%
Asia major airline: Japan Airlines, 90.35%
Asia regional airline: J-Air, 92.85%
North America major airline: Alaska Airlines, 87.26%
North American regional airline: Hawaiian Airlines, 92.29% 
Europe major airline: LOT Polish Airlines, 89.35%
Europe regional airline: Aegean Airlines, 93.02%
Middle-East and Africa major airline: South African Airways, 91.17%
Pacific major airline: Air New Zealand, 87.76%
South America major airline: Azul – Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, 80.04%

2011Global airline: All Nippon Airways (ANA), 90.18% on-time arrivals

Global Airport: SEATAC (SEA), 86.28%
Asia major airline: ANA, 90.18%
Asia regional airline: Japan Air Commuter (JAL), 92.60%
North America major airline: Alaska Airlines, 87.79%
North American regional airline: Hawaiian Airlines, 91.96% 
Europe major airline: SAS, 88.22%
Europe regional airline: NAYSA, 91.67%
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