Panamanian operator Copa Airlines was ranked the best airline in the world for on-time performance (OTP) by aviation analysts OAG, in the annual Punctuality League, with 89.79 per cent of their flights arriving with 15 minutes of their scheduled timings. The Latvian flag carrier, airBaltic, took second spot, followed by Hong Kong Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Bangkok Airways.

Here is a list of the World’s Most Punctual Airlines:

  1. Copa Airlines – 89.79% of flights on time
  2. airBaltic – 89.17%
  3. Hong Kong Airlines – 88.11%
  4. Hawaiian Airlines – 87.52%
  5. Bangkok Airways – 87.16%
  6. Qantas Airways – 85.65%
  7. Latam Airlines – 85.6%
  8. Azul – 85.21%
  9. Qatar Airways – 85.17%
  10. KLM – 84.52%

As for the World’s Most Punctual Airports, it will surprise no one that Tokyo Haneda is the most punctual “mega” airport – handling more than 30 million passengers a year – in the world, with 85.62 per cent of its flights on-time. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta is not far behind, with 82.23 per cent on time; an achievement all the more impressive as the world’s busiest airport. Singapore Changi, an airport often considered the world’s best airport, is in third, with 80.7 per cent.

Here are the World’s Most Punctual Airports:

  1. Tokyo Haneda – 85.62% of flights on time
  2. Atlanta – 82.23%
  3. Singapore Changi – 80.7%
  4. Denver – 80.65%
  5. Los Angeles – 79.95%
  6. Madrid – 79.16%
  7. Dallas/Fort Worth – 78.23%
  8. Amsterdam – 77.73%
  9. Bangkok – 77.21%
  10. Chicago O’Hare – 76.67%