April 2019 Airline On-time Performance

The on-time performance report compares the on-time arrival performance of major, regional, and low-cost carriers around the world.

The passenger experience is fast becoming a key improvement area for airlines and being on time is a critical contributor to that experience. Our monthly on-time performance (OTP) report comes from an analysis of more than 120,000 operated flights per day, along with real-time flight status, departure and arrival data curated from over 600 global sources.

The airlines topping the rankings should be immensely proud of their performance and for enabling the millions of passengers that fly with them to arrive at their destination on time.

A flight is considered “on time” if the aircraft arrives at the gate within 14 minutes 59 seconds (less than 15 minutes) of the scheduled arrival time.

Check out the highlights from our monthly OTP report below or request a demo of our premium analytics workbooks.

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On-time Arrival Performance of All Major Global Airlines
All Flights (Network)

  1. LATAM Airlines 90.01%
  2. ANA 87.73%
  3. Alitalia 87.51%
  4. Jet Airways 86.21%
  5. JAL 85.26%
  6. Iberia 85.21%
  7. SAS 85.13%
  8. Delta Air Lines 85.02%
  9. British Airways 83.17%
  10. Qantas 81.74%

airline on-time performance april 2019


On-time Arrival Performance of Major Airlines by Region
All Flights (Network)


  1. GoAir 91.55%
  2. ANA 87.73%
  3. IndiGo 86.61%
  4. Jet Airways 86.21%
  5. JAL 85.26%

airline on time performance april 2019


  1. Alitalia 87.51%
  2. Iberia 85.21%
  3. SAS 85.13%
  4. Aegean Airlines 84.26%
  5. UIA 83.78%

european airline on-time performance april 2019

Latin America

  1. Copa Airlines 90.67%
  2. LATAM Airlines 90.01%
  3. Azul 85.69%
  4. Aerolineas Argentinas 85.64%
  5. Gol 80.09%

airline on time performance april 2019

Middle East & Africa

  1. South African Airways 78.35%
  2. Ethiopian Airlines 77.05%
  3. Emirates 76.9%
  4. Qatar Airways 72.38%
  5. Royal Jordanian 71.97%

airline on time performance april 2019

North America

  1. Alaska Airlines 86.87%
  2. Delta Air Lines 85.02%
  3. WestJet 82.39%
  4. Spirit Airlines 82.36%
  5. Allegiant Air 82.27%

airline on time performance april 2019


On-time Arrival Performance of Low-cost Carriers
All Flights (Network)

  1. Air Do 95.72%
  2. StarFlyer 93.39%
  3. GoAir 91.55%
  4. Iberia Express 90.89%
  5. Sky Airline 89.37%

airline on time performance april 2019

Accomplishing more with OTP

On-time arrival performance not only drives positive customer experiences, but it also drives operational efficiencies that reduce cost and improves the bottom line. Cirium is the trusted source of measuring arrival performance for airlines and airports around the globe.

Our monthly OTP reports are just the beginning of what you can access. We offer an OTP Analysis Workbook that provides a comprehensive and granular analysis of key performance metrics. These workbooks include visualizations and reports focusing on airline and alliance benchmarking, departure and arrival statistics, trend analysis, carrier performance comparison, and daily/hourly analysis.

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