SriLankan Airlines says named world’s most punctual airline

ECONOMYNEXT – SriLankan Airlines said it has been named the world’s most punctual airline in September 2018, according to Flightstats analysis of flight data of 41 major carriers.

Flightstats, a data services company focusing on commercial aviation, had analysed data of 41 carriers in the category of ‘Global Airlines’ across Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and South America including most of the world’s largest airlines.

"An extraordinary 91.3 percent of SriLankan Airlines’ flights in September 2018 were on time according to flight data analysis by Flightstats," SriLankan Airlines said in a statement Friday.

SriLankan’s punctuality was ahead of US-based carrier Delta Airlines that was in second place with 86.7 percent flights on time followed Japans ANA with 86.6 percent.

In the ‘Major Airlines’ category, SriLankan was head of India’s IndiGo at second place with 86.9 percent of flights being on time, followed by Japan’s ANA at third.

"SriLankan’s consistently high level of on-time performance is the result of a structured process that monitors and co-ordinates the performance of all departments and individual staff members responsible for various aspects of its operations.

"The degree of attention given for punctuality monitoring is infallibly high with zero tolerance for slips in the process," the airline said. (COLOMBO, 05 October 201)

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