(Posted 07th of January 2019)
It means oneworld has retained this premier on-time status since FlightGlobal’s FlightStats started tracking alliance punctuality.
This latest honour means that oneworld is now the current holder of seven “best airline alliance” titles internationally – more than twice as many as both other global airline alliances combined.
The ranking is based on analysis by FlightGlobal’s FlightStats of some 45 million flights operated by hundreds of airlines globally in the past year – which showed that oneworld members collectively maintained a more punctual operation across the 12 months than their counterparts in the other global airline groups.
FlightGlobal’s FlightStats’ study of the 4.6 million oneworld flights in 2018 – operated by the alliance’s 13 member airlines and their 30 affiliated carriers, serving more than 1,000 destinations in 150 plus countries – showed 81.59 per cent of them departed on time.
oneworld member airlines collectively also achieved the best arrival punctuality in 2018, with 80.22 per cent of them landing on-time, a 2 point improvement on either competitor global alliance.
oneworld members also took top honours FlightGlobal’s FlightStats’ 2018 awards for individual airlines.
Qatar Airways was the world’s most punctual international network airline with 89.80 per cent of its 177,324 flights monitored departing on time.
Three other oneworld members also made it to the world’s Top 10 airline network list – 2017’s winner Iberia, American Airlines and LATAM.
FlightGlobal Incorporating FlightStats says its awards are “designed to recognise the hard work of the airlines that demonstrate consistently high performance and deliver on their promise to get passengers to their destinations on-time”. It curates the data from more than 600 global sources. For full details, see flightstats.com
Other “best airline alliance” awards currently held by oneworld include: