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IndiGo, Jet Airways most punctual in India; Air India the worst

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Indian domestic carriers Indigo and Jet Airways came tenth & seventh respectively, in on-time performance category in Asia Pacific region at the 8th Annual Airline OTP Service Awards by flight tracking & mentoring services provider Flightstats.in.  While the Indian National carrier Air India ranked third worst in the same category. Japan Airlines with 87.33% on-time performance topped the region in this category followed by  Virgin Australia with 86.22% OTP.  However, the average OTP of IndiGo at four major Indian airports Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Hyderabad fell to the two-year low in in November which stood at 72.4 percent.

Overall the Dutch carrier KLM, came first followed by Spain-based Iberia, while Japanese Airlines came third, the others in the top 10 best performing category include Qatar Airways, Austrian, ANA, Singapore Airlines, Delta Air Lines, TAM Linhas Aereas, Qantas.

In the worst performing category, Israeli airline El Al came first with only 44% punctuality followed by Icelandair with 68.95% on-time performance. Air India, which is ranked third worst in the world with 61.29% OTP.  Air India with an operational debt of over Rs 51,367 Cr made a modest profit of Rs 105 crore in 2015-2016 for the first in 10 years, rallying mainly on low fuel costs & an increasing number of passengers.

The Best 10 International Airlines of 2016:

1. KLM
2. Iberia
3. JAL
4. Qatar Airways
5. Austrian
6. ANA
7. Singapore Airlines
8. Delta Air Lines
9. TAM Linhas Aéreas
10. Qantas

The Worst 10 International Airlines of 2016:

10. Hainan Airlines
9. Korean Air
8. Air China
7. Hong Kong Airlines
6. China Eastern Airlines
5. Asiana Airlines
4. Philippine Airlines
3. Air India
2. Icelandair
1. El Al

Flight stats several metrics which include flight-tracking & positional services, airport runway times, radar services, airline records, airport data to rank the airlines.  “All of these pieces come in in different formats, all with different elements of value, and a lot of times the sources don’t agree,” Hetzel, vice president of aviation and distribution at FlightStats was quoted saying by NDTV.

Source: Bloomberg

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