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10 airlines with the best on-time arrival record

Last updated on: March 11, 2013 16:39 IST

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Which airlines have the best on-time arrival record?

Major international airlines on average delivered 77.64 per cent of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in February, down slightly from January's 78.27 per cent, according to FlightStats.com.

The average on-time departure performance among the top 35 international airports in February was 73.29 per cent, says FlightStats.com.

Here's a list top ten performing global airlines based on-time performance in February 2013...


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South African Airlines (Rank 1)

South African airlines is the topper with an on-time performance of 94.71 per cent, according to FlightStats.com.

South African Airways (SAA) is the national flag carrier and largest airline of South Africa. The airline flies to 38 destinations worldwide with a fleet of 54 aircraft.

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Gulf Air (Rank 2)
On-time performance: 90.7 per cent

Headquartered in Bahrain, Gulf Air operates scheduled services to 41 destinations in 30 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe.

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Japan Airlines (Rank 3)
On-time performance: 90.24 per cent

Japan Airlines became the national airline of Japan in 1953. The airline was fully privatised in 1987.

In 2002, the airline merged with Japan Air System, Japan's third-largest airline and became the sixth largest airline in the world by the number of passengers.

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Air New Zealand (Rank 4)
On-time performance: 89.68 per cent

Air New Zealand is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 27 domestic and 29 international destinations in 15 countries.

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Singapore Airlines (Rank 5)
On-time performance: 87.7 per cent

Singapore Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Singapore. Singapore Airlines operates a hub at Changi Airport and has a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia.

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Air Europa (Rank 6)
On-time performance: 87.27 per cent

Air Europa is the third largest airline in Spain. The airline operates domestic scheduled services and long-haul scheduled services to North America and South America.

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KLM (Rank 7)
On-time performance:  86.35 per cent

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. known by its initials KLM, is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 90 destinations.

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Delta Airlines (Rank 8)
On-time performance:  86.35 per cent

Delta Air Lines is headquartered in Atlanta, United States. The airline operates an extensive domestic and international network serving all continents except Antarctica. Delta Air Lines and its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 flights every day.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines (Rank 9)
On-time performance: 86.28 per cent

Saudi Arabian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. It operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 90 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

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ANA (Rank 10)
On-time performance: 85.51 per cent

All Nippon Airways or ANA, is Japan's largest airline. It operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 32 international routes.



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