96 PERCENT OF PRECISION AIR FLIGHTS REPORTED TO BE ON TIME
(Posted 03rd January 2018)
Tanzania’s Precision Air, the only publicly traded airline on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, has taken the African lead in on time performance in 2017 with 95.8 percent of all flights leaving on time – by IATA definition within 15 minutes of scheduled departure times.
Out of 9,050 flights during the time under review were 8,672 flights on-time, a whopping nearly 96 percent.
Commenting on the report, Precision Air’s Managing Director and CEO Ms. Sauda Rajab said: ‘Air transport is all about time, people choose to travel by air to save time, and here at Precision Air On-Time Performance is our top priority. We calculate our on-time performance from zero minutes, our commitment is not to waste even a single minute of our valued customer‘.
The data were provided by OAG, short for the Official Airline Guide, a company based in the UK.
OAG is an air travel intelligence company based in the United Kingdom. It provides digital information and applications to world airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service companies. OAG is best known for its airline schedules database which holds future and historical flight details for more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports.
Precision Air has the largest network in Tanzania among the three main airlines, operating to 12 domestic destinations and 2 two regional destinations out of Dar es Salaam. From there does Precision Air fly to Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Bukoba, Musoma, Kigoma, Tabora, Kahama, Mtwara, Zanzibar, Seronera, Nairobi and Entebbe.
Precision Air operates a fleet of ATR Aircraft, both -42 and -72 types.