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Indian carriers among most punctual airlines in Asia

Last updated on: September 10, 2013 17:46 IST

Whether it is train, bus or plane, waiting is the most boring part of journey for almost all travellers. While airlines around the world try to be as punctual as possible, not all manage to stay on time.

Let's take a look at some of the most punctual carriers in the world.

Note: The on-time arrival of Asian airlines is based on April 2013 data

Source: flightstats.com

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An IndiGo Airlines A320 aircraft is parked at Bangalore International Airport.

IndiGo

On-time arrival record: 89.93 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 1

IndiGo, which was established in 2006, is India's biggest low-cost airline.

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A JetKonnect Boeing 737 aircraft taxis at Mumbai's Chhatrapathi Shivaji International Airport.

JetKonnect

On-time arrival record: 88.92 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 2

JetKonnect, which is part of Jet Airways group, maintains Mumbai as its main hub.

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All Nippon Airways's aeroplanes at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan.

All Nippon Airways

On-time arrival record: 85.21 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 3

ANA, which was established in 1952, is Japan's largest airline.

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A Jet Airways passenger aircraft takes off from in Ahmedabad.

Jet Airways

On-time arrival record: 84.63 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 4

Jet Airways, which was established in 1992, is the second-largest airline in India.

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A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER passenger jet takes off in the rain at Changi Airport in Singapore.

Singapore Airlines

On-time arrival record: 83.19 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 5

Singapore Airlines, which was established in 1972, is the national carrier of Singapore.

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SpiceJet aircraft prepare for landing and take-off in Mumbai.

SpiceJet

On-time arrival record: 80.98 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 6

SpiceJet, which was established in 1993, is the third-largest airline in terms of market share.

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A Thai Airways plane sits on the tarmac at Singapore's Changi Airport.

Thai Airways

On-time arrival record: 80.50 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 7

Thai Airways, which was established in 1960, is the national flag carrier of Thailand.

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A GoAir aircraft taxis on the tarmac at Bangalore International Airport.

GoAir

On-time arrival record: 78.14 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 8

GoAir, which was established in 2005, is a low-cost airline based in Mumbai.

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Asiana Airlines planes are parked at a tarmac of Kimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea.

Asiana

On-time arrival record: 76.44 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 9

Asiana, which was established in 1988, is one of South Korea's two major airlines.

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Malaysia Airlines's plane lands at the Farnborough Airshow in southern England.

Malaysia Airlines

On-time arrival record: 75.31 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 10

Malaysia Airlines, which was established in 1972, is the national carrier of Malaysia.

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An AirAsia Airbus A320 passenger jet lands at Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.

AirAsia

On-time arrival record: 72.03 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 11

AirAsia, which was established in 1996, is a low-cost airline headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Air India Airlines Boeing 787 dreamliner takes off at the Le Bourget airport near Paris.

Air India

On-time arrival record: 71.15 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 12

Air India, which was established in 1932, operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

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An airport apron controller vehicle is pictured in front of a Cathay Pacific Boeing B747-400 Aircraft on the runway at Frankfurt's airport, Germany.

Cathay Pacific

On-time arrival record: 67.17 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 13

Cathay Pacific, which was established in 1946, is the international flag carrier of Hong Kong.

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An aircraft of China Airlines takes off from the Fraport airport in Frankfurt, Germany.

China Airlines

On-time arrival record: 60.71 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 14

China Airlines, which was established in 1959, is the largest airline in Taiwan.

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A China Eastern Airlines plane takes off at an airport in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China.

China Eastern

On-time arrival record: 59.58 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 15

China Eastern, which was established in 1988, is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes.

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An Air China Airbus A330-243 aeroplane descends to land at Beijing airport, China.

Air China

On-time arrival record: 59.50 per cent

Overall rank in punctuality: 16

Air China, which was established in 1988, is the national carrier and one of the major airlines of China.