All airlines face challenges involving weather, traffic, and unforeseen events, but some appear to handle such punctuality menaces better than others.
OAG, a global flight information and data solutions company, recently announced which of the world's airlines stay on schedule most often.
Latvia's airBaltic earns the top spot for the second year in a row. 94.39% of its flights operate on time, give or take 15 minutes.
Copa Airlines of Panama takes second with 91.69%.
Next is Azul, which is out of Brazil and has a punctuality rating of 91.03%.
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The 4th and 5th spots go to airlines in Japan.
Japan Airlines travels as planned 90.44% of the time, and All Nippon Airways does so with a frequency of 89.65%.
Finnair and TAM are just behind at 89.52% and 89.5%, respectively.
Rounding out the top 10 are, in order, Austrian Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, andLOT Polish Airlines.
They earned percentages between 89.28 and 88.88.
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Just as some airlines rise above the rest when it comes to keeping an eye on the clock, so do airports.
The world's must punctual large airport is Tokyo Haneda with 91.25%.
Among the medium-sized facilities, Copenhagen Airport makes it the best at 88.53%.
Osaka International Airport's outstanding 93.85% punctuality rating makes it the winner of the small airport category.
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