Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Japanese airlines have scored the top spot in both on-time performance and the fewest cancellations globally.
Flight tracking website, Flightstats, has announced its 2012 Airline On-time Performance Service Award Winners.
For the third year, Japan Airlines (JAL) comes out on top. The airline has been in the top five since the awards began in 2009.
The other four finalists were Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, KLM and Scandinavian Airlines.
Another Japanese airline, All Nippon Airways, had the lowest number of global cancellations. Other finalists in that category were El Al Airlines, Emirates, Finnair and Singapore Airlines.
Within Europe, LOT Polish Airlines was top of the list with 89.35% of its flights being on time. Close runners up were Aer Lingus, Finnair, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines.
Among European regional airlines, the winner was Aegean Airlines, with a 93.02% on-time performance. Close runners up were Brit Air, KLM Cityhopper, Regional Compagnie Aerienne and Tyrolean Airways.
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