Friday, June 28, 2019

Survey: IndiGo most punctual; GoAir, AirAsia among top 3

Mumbai:  Low-cost carrier IndiGo has emerged as the most punctual airline in India, followed by GoAir and AirAsia India, in the rankings released on Thursday by UK’s air intelligence group OAG.
IndiGo scored an annual OTP (on-time performance) record of 81% for the 39,295 flights operated between June 2018 and May 2019. The survey assigned star ratings to airlines and airports, ranging from one star to five stars. Airlines and airports with the best on-time performance, for example, the top 10%, received five stars, it said. “IndiGo (81.5%) is the largest low-cost carrier to earn four stars with Jetstar Asia (84.6 %), Thai AirAsia

(83.8%) and Solaseed (83.7%) also achieving 4 stars,” said the OAG survey GoAir scored 80% for the 7,058 flights operated in the same period. Both these carriers were given a four star status. AirAsia India with 80% and Vistara with 75% received three stars, while AirIndia with 62% got a one star.

The major Indian airports though didn’t do well in punctuality ratings with Delhi airport (scoring a 76%) and Mumbai (75%), both of whom received a two star status.
Among airports, Nagpur topped the list of most punctual airports with 82% scored for the 22,731flights it handled between June 2018-May 2019.
28/06/19 Manju V/Times of India

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