Vietnam Airlines in top five most punctual carriers in region

May 20, 2024 - 14:22

National carrier Vietnam Airlines has been named in the top five most on-time airlines in the Asia–Pacific region, with an on-time performance of nearly 82 per cent.


Vietnam Airlines aircraft on the tarmac. The national carrier has been named among the most punctual airlines in Asia-Pacific in April. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng

HÀ NỘI — National carrier Vietnam Airlines has been named in the top five most punctual airlines in the Asia–Pacific region in April, according to an on-time performance (OTP) monthly report from Cirium, a leader in aviation analytics.

With an OTP of 81.85 per cent out of 11,108 total flights, a nearly three-point increase over March (78.98 per cent), Vietnam Airlines secured the fifth spot in April. 

The top spot in the region belongs to Japan Airlines with an OTP of 88.17 per cent, closely followed by Japanese carrier ANA with an OTP of 87.21 per cent.

Malaysian airline AirAsia secured the third-place position with an OTP of 85.48 per cent, while Japanese carrier Peach Aviation took fourth place with an OTP of 84.19 per cent.

According to the report, the number of flights cancelled in the region increased by 20 per cent in April, reaching 33,592, compared to 27,821 in March. Airlines and airports in the region took advantage of the limited operations to improve their on-time performance.

Globally, Aeromexico, a Mexican airline, regained its position as the worldwide leader with an OTP of 88.83 per cent in April.

In January, Vietnamese Airlines was also named among the top 10 most punctual airlines in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023 by Cirium.

According to the report of the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam in 2023, Bamboo Airways was the most punctual airline in Việt Nam with an OTP of 92.5 per cent, followed by VASCO with an OTP of 92 per cent. Vietnam Airlines ranked third with an OTP of 86.9 per cent.

OTP is defined by Cirium as arriving/departing within 15 minutes of the scheduled time. — VNS