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Hong Kong Airlines, Jetstar Asia, JAL, Osaka and Haneda airports lead global on-time punctuality rankings

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Hong Kong Airlines is the most punctual airline in Asia Pacific, and the second most punctual carrier worldwide after airBaltic, according to the OAG Punctuality League 2018, the most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s airlines and airports.

Japan Airlines (Mega Carriers), Tokyo Haneda Airport (Mega Airports) and Osaka Airport (Large Airports) all achieved the global top ranking in their respective categories.

Mayur Patel, Regional Sales Director JAPAC for OAG, said: “Continuing strong performance by Asia-Pacific airlines and airports underlines the fierce competition to attract and retain business and leisure travellers across the region. With demand for air travel rising exponentially across Asia Pacific, airlines and airports are investing significantly to elevate performance standards.”

Key results from the OAG Punctuality League 2018, include:

To qualify for inclusion in the OAG Punctuality League, the OAG schedules database must have data for at least 80 percent of all scheduled flights operated by an airline or for an airport. OAG’s definition of on-time performance is flights that arrive or depart within 14 minutes and 59 seconds (under 15 minutes) of their scheduled arrival/departure times.

OAG is the leading global provider of digital flight information and provides accurate, timely and actionable information and applications across the travel sector to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies, aircraft manufacturers, consultancies and travel related companies.

OAG has the world’s largest network of air travel data, including the definitive schedules database of more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports. With the most extensive flight status information database in the market, OAG handles more than 57 million records of flight status updates per year, processes 1.4 billion requests and delivers more than 35 million dynamic flight status updates daily.

© Business Wire 2018.

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