SriLankan most punctual among OneWorld airlines
ECONOMYNEXT – SriLankan Airlines said it had been rated the most punctual among carriers in the OneWorld global alliance, during the fourth quarter of 2016.
"SriLankan has for many years been among the more punctual airlines in the world and during the latter half of 2016 we focused our efforts on competing with the best and setting a new standard," SriLankan Chief Executive Suren Ratwatte said.
"We are delighted that our efforts have been successful and we feel certain that our customers will also be very pleased.
"Keep in mind that this was achieved while adhering to SriLankan’s policy of never compromising on safety, security and service to our passengers."
SriLankan achieved a punctuality rating of 90.5 percent of its arrivals and departures being on time during the fourth quarter.
For the entire year 2016 SriLankan was ranked 7th with a rating of 85.1 percent. The definition of on-time flight is one that arrives or departs within 15 minutes of its scheduled time.
Oneworld is made up of 14 airlines – airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM, Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, SriLankan Airlines and S7 Airlines.