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Cirium sets the stage for the prestigious On-Time Performance Award to Iberia Express

Cirium presented the On-Time Performance (OTP) Award for European airlines to Iberia Express in a March 12, 2024 ceremony.

March 12, 2024, Tenerife, Spain – Cirium, the global leader in aviation analytics, is thrilled to present the On-Time Performance (OTP) Award for European airlines to Iberia Express. Taking place on March 12, 2024, this prestigious ceremony recognized the unwavering dedication to on-time performance demonstrated by the entire crew at Iberia Express in 2023.

Mike Malik, Chief Marketing Officer for Cirium presented the award to Carlos Gomez Suárez, Chief Executive Officer, Iberia Express.  An award was also presented to Iberia Airlines for their achievement as a second-place winner among European airlines in the 2023 On-Time Performance Review.  Gonzalo Salinas Pereira, Director for Operations Control Center at Iberia received the award on behalf of the entire staff. 
Also in attendance at the Tenerife North Airport were Francisco Javier Osman Rodriguez, Tenerife Airport Director, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Canary Islands Tourism Representative, and 12 members of the Iberia Express front-line crew. 

Mike Malik, CMO, Cirium, presents the award to
Carlos Gomez Suarez, CEO of Iberia Express.

As a trusted source of aviation industry information and analytics, Cirium is proud to present this award honoring the achievements of Iberia Express while underscoring the critical importance of on-time performance in enhancing passenger satisfaction, operational efficiency, and the overall success of the airline industry.

“At Iberia Express, we strive to maintain ambitious standards of efficiency and excellence in our operations to provide the best experience to our customers on each flight. This achievement is a source of pride for us because it serves as a testament to the commitment and dedication of the entire Iberia Express team,” said Carlos Gómez Suarez, CEO of Iberia Express, during the event.

“Iberia Express’s performance is notable in 2023 especially when you consider its 10% capacity growth for its 2023/2024 winter schedule, compared to 2022.  It’s important to note that Iberia Express has performed well for many years, in fact, it has been a top performer and won an OTP award 9 times in the past.  But in 2023, Iberia Express has truly set a high bar, the Most On-Time European airline with an OTP rate of 84.58%.  A heartfelt congratulations to everyone at Iberia Express, Mr. Suarez, and the team.” – Mike Malik, CMO, Cirium.

Cirium presented the 2nd Place Award to the Iberia Airlines operations team

In Cirium’s award analysis, an on-time flight is defined as a flight that arrives within 15 minutes of the scheduled gate arrival. For an airport, it is defined as departing within 15 minutes of its scheduled departure.

About Iberia Express
Iberia Express is part of the Iberia Group, the leading low-cost airline at Madrid Airport and on routes to the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. It offers short and medium-haul routes to feed Iberia’s long-haul network and to efficiently compete in the low-cost airline segment. Iberia Express operates a very efficient fleet of 25 aircraft and has developed a hybrid business model that includes connecting flights and Business Class service on all its planes. For five consecutive years (2014-2018), it was the most punctual low-cost airline in the world. In 2022, it was the most punctual low-cost airline in Europe, and in 2023, it was the most punctual airline in Europe and the fifth most punctual low-cost airline in the world, according to Cirium.

About Cirium
Cirium brings together powerful data and analytics to keep the world moving. Cirium delivers insight, built from decades of experience in the sector, enabling travel companies, aircraft manufacturers, airports, airlines, and financial institutions, among others, to make logical and informed decisions that shape the future of travel, growing revenues and enhancing customer experiences. Cirium is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The shares of RELX PLC are traded on the London, Amsterdam, and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. For further information please follow Cirium updates on LinkedIn.

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Report highlights

  • Delta Air Lines celebrates its third consecutive year as Cirium’s Platinum Award winner for global operational excellence.
  • Avianca Airlines emerges as the global leader in punctuality.
  • Delta Air Lines also comes out on top in North America, with Iberia Express leading in Europe, Copa in Latin America, ANA in Asia Pacific, and Oman Air in the Middle East and Africa. Safair triumphs as the leading low-cost carrier.
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport stands out as the top global airport performer in 2023.

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