World’s Top Airlines and Airports for On-Time Performance in 2022


Cirium, an aviation analytics firm, has named Azul Airlines the global leader in on-time performance for 2022. The annual Cirium On-Time Performance Review, the gold standard for airline and airport performance, will be released later this week and will include results from all categories.

According to Cirium, despite a challenging year for the aviation industry, several airlines and airports stood out for their excellence.

Delta Air Lines received the Platinum Award for global operational excellence for the second year in a row. In addition to Delta, other regional winners include Thai AirAsia for the Asia Pacific, Oman Air for the Middle East and Africa, Azul for Latin America, and Iberia for Europe.

StarFlyer was recognized as the top low-cost carrier, and Haneda Airport was named the top airport performer globally.

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Criteria For On-Time Performance

According to the review, an on-time flight is defined as one that arrives within 15 minutes of its scheduled arrival time, while an on-time airport is one that departs within 15 minutes of its scheduled departure time.

Top Airlines and Airports for On-Time Performance

World’s Top 10 Airlines for On-Time Performance in 2022

AirlineOn-time rankingOn-time arrivalTotal flights
(AD) Azul188.93%279,722
(NH) ANA288.61%162,370
(JL) JAL388.00%165,981
(LA) LATAM Airlines486.31%451,651
(DL) Delta Air Lines583.63%1,004,684
(AV) SA AVIANCA683.48%144,525
(EK) Emirates781.30%137,589
(UA) United Airlines880.46%789,200
(QR) Qatar Airways978.32%152,377
(AA) American Airlines1078.29%1,076,100

Top 10 Airports for On-Time Performance in 2022

AirportOn-time rankingOn-time departureTotal flights
(HND) Haneda Airport190.33%373,264
(BLR) Kempegowda International Airport284.08%201,897
(SLC) Salt Lake City International Airport383.87%226,545
(DTW) Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport482.62%271,963
(PHL) Philadelphia International Airport582.54%233,777
(MSP) Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport681.95%276,346
(DEL) Indira Gandhi International Airport781.84%411,205
(SEA) Seattle-Tacoma International Airport881.04%383,250
(BOG) El Dorado International Airport980.72%273,721
(CLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport1080.68%457,871

Top 10 Airlines In North America

AirlineOn-time rankingOn-time arrivalTotal flights
(DL) Delta Air Lines183.63%1,004,684
(UA) United Airlines280.46%789,200
(AS) Alaska Airlines380.36%243,072
(AA) American Airlines478.29%1,076,100
(WN) Southwest Airlines574.06%1,336,888
(F9) Frontier Airlines668.32%170,047
(B6) JetBlue Airways766.35%343,673
(G4) Allegiant Air865.93%117,469
(WS) WestJet959.10%94,663
(AC) Air Canada1054.51%150,602

Top 10 Airlines In Europe

AirlineOn-time rankingOn-time arrivalTotal flights
(IB) Iberia185.87%91,154
(UX) Air Europa284.10%48,163
(I2) Iberia Express383.80%35,665
(VY) Vueling482.04%197,546
(OS) Austrian582.00%95,708
(DY) Norwegian Air Shuttle681.29%71,561
(AZ) ITA Airways780.29%91,841
(D8) Norwegian Air Sweden879.03%41,215
(AY) Finnair975.16%45,727
(LO) LOT – Polish Airlines1075.08%85,902

Top 10 Airlines In Latin America

AirlineOn-time rankingOn-time arrivalTotal flights
(AD) Azul188.93%279,722
(H2) Sky Airline288.74%27,161
(CM) Copa Airlines388.02%104,083
(LA) LATAM Airlines486.31%451,651
(AV) SA AVIANCA583.48%144,525
(AR) Aerolineas Argentinas682.02%94,982
(AM) Aeromexico775.83%113,814
(Y4) Volaris871.61%187,502

Top 10 Airlines In Asia Pacific

AirlineOn-time rankingOn-time arrivalTotal flights
(FD) Thai AirAsia191.56%66,043
(NH) ANA288.61%162,370
(JL) JAL388.00%165,981
(HO) Juneyao Airlines486.65%88,115
(6E) IndiGo584.11%561,864
(I5) AirAsia India683.70%60,882
(NZ) Air New Zealand781.29%156,591
(MH) Malaysia Airlines880.99%95,962
(UK) Vistara980.98%87,901
(MM) Peach Aviation1079.81%56,176

Top 10 Airlines In the Middle East and Africa

AirlineOn-time rankingOn-time arrivalTotal flights
(WY) Oman Air191.38%29,631
(RJ) Royal Jordanian286.76%28,887
(KU) Kuwait Airways381.64%25,982
(EK) Emirates481.30%137,589
(QR) Qatar Airways578.32%152,377
(ET) Ethiopian Airlines677.30%102,571
(ME) Middle East Airlines775.91%20,654
(AT) Royal Air Maroc872.01%45,062
(LY) EL AL969.80%23,274
(SV) Saudia1069.75%172,797

Top 10 Low-Cost Airlines for On-Time Performance in 2022

AirlineOn-time rankingOn-time arrivalTotal flights
(7G) StarFlyer195.23%21,894
(6J) Solaseed Air294.53%27,486
(FD) Thai AirAsia391.56%66,043
(AD) Azul488.93%279,722
(H2) Sky Airline588.74%27,161
(HD) Air Do688.34%22,187
(6E) IndiGo784.11%561,864
(I2) Iberia Express883.80%35,665
(I5) AirAsia India983.70%60,882
(VY) Vueling1082.04%197,546

Cirium claims that its data, which is based on the largest and deepest pool of data gathered and curated from more than 600 sources of real-time flight information, is intended to give industry stakeholders a neutral, third-party perspective.

These include the airlines themselves, airports, GDSs, positional data, civil aviation authorities, providers of air navigation services, partnerships with proprietary data, and the internet.

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Manish Khandelwal
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