Latvian airline airBaltic has retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second most punctual in the world according to the OAG analysts. They tracked the performance of over 58 million flight records in 2018 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports. airBaltic has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past five consecutive years.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Being the most punctual airline in Europe is a true recognition of the great job our team is doing every day. In 2018, we had another record year, while still improving the excellent service and world-leading punctuality. This shows that our passengers can rely on us.”
John Grant, Senior Analyst for OAG: “airBaltic continues to provide the best on-time performance of any airline based in Europe achieving a very respectable 89.17% operating on time; which in the global rankings secured second place. For any airline to consistently achieve the levels that airBaltic has over the last four years reflects a real focus within the company on this key indicator, especially whilst both introducing and being the launch customer for the Airbus A220-300 aircraft.”
According to OAG, in 2018 airBaltic achieved an on-time performance rating of 89.17% for flights linking the Baltics to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle Least. It means that more than 89 out of 100 airBaltic flights arrived on time in 2018.
Full 2019 OAG Punctuality League report can be found here: https://bit.ly/2GPL1Ht
airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. For summer 2019, airBaltic will launch new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.
Comment: during the three previous years, airBaltic was the most punctual airline in the world. Dethroning 3-time winner airBaltic was no easy task, but in 2018, Copa Airlines topped the ranking as the most punctual airline in the world with OTP of 89.79%, becoming the first-ever Latin American winner of the OAG Punctuality League.