FlightStats, the airline industry data services company, also recognised the oneworld alliance, which consists of 15 leading airlines including Finnair from each global region and their affiliates, as the most reliably punctual airline alliance globally, with a collective on-time performance rate of 79.97 per cent.
The award is based on FlightStats’ analysis of over 32 million flights operated by 250 airlines globally in the past year – which clearly showed that Finnair and oneworld members maintained a more punctual operation across the 12 months than their counterparts in the other global airline groups.
Fredrik Charpentier, Sales Director, United Kingdom and Ireland said, “We pride ourselves on our punctuality, to be the best on-time major European airline in 2014 it is a testament to Finnairs’ expertise and efficiency. Our customers value our reliable service which allows a minimum connection time of 35 minutes in Helsinki.”
In addition to Finnair, four oneworld members carriers were listed among the world’s ten most punctual “major global carriers”– Iberia (third, with 88.46 per cent of its flights arriving on time), Japan Airlines (fourth, 87.78 per cent), airberlin (eighth, 85.70 per cent) and LAN Airlines (ninth, 85.63 per cent).
oneworld’s 15 member airlines and their affiliated carriers serve almost a thousand destinations in more than 150 countries, boarding 1.4 million customers daily. For its survey, FlightStats analysed 3,713,154 oneworld flights operated in 2014.
FlightStats says the awards are “designed to recognise those airlines and airports that demonstrate consistently high performance and deliver on their promise to get passengers to their destinations in a timely manner.”