AirAsia India and Indigo Airlines are the only Indian air-carrier that are included in the list of top 20 most punctual airlines in 2018 across various categories , reports Times of India.
According to the report, the United Kingdom based air consultancy firm OAG on Thursday (3 January) released the “Punctuality League 2019” that ranked various airlines and airports of the world.
The report used full-year data flight records of 5.8 crore flights from 2018 and created the ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s big airlines and airports.
Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Delhi feature in the top 20 airports in various categories. The rankings has been done by considering flights which arrive or depart in 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival or departure time. The report only acknowledges airports which handle at least 25 lakh passengers and has ranked them according to their punctuality.
“We were happy being the world’s fastest-growing aviation market and did not give enough attention to adding airport infra in terms of giving new airports to place where existing airports are choked like Mumbai or Patna or and/or adding capacity in terms of more runways and bigger and new terminals in airports which still have scope to grow like Delhi’s IGIA,” a senior pilot was quoted in the report as saying.
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