January is an exciting time to review, report and reflect upon tourism, hospitality and aviation performance from the previous 12 months. This month, Check-in Asia was proud to work with OAG, the leading global provider of digital flight information to airlines, airports, government agencies, aircraft manufacturers and travel companies, on its OAG Punctuality League 2018 report.

Our team helped analyse the Asia-Pacific results from the OAG Punctuality League 2018, a widely respected annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s airlines and airports, and create an insightful press release for distribution to media outlets across the region.

The OAG Punctuality League 2018 confirms the ascending global importance of Asia-Pacific’s top airports and airlines as demand for air travel continues to grow across the region. 

Key OAG Punctuality League 2018 results incorporated into the Asia-Pacific media release include:

Hong Kong Airlines was named the Most Punctual Airline in Asia Pacific, and the 2nd Most Punctual in the World. Jetstar Asia claimed 2nd place in the Top 20 Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) ranking, and placed 8th among all airlines globally and 4th in Asia Pacific.

Japan Airlines ranked 1st among the World’s Mega Airlines for OTP, and 6th across all airlines, with All Nippon Airways 7th in Asia Pacific and 14th overall. Also ranked in the global Top 20 Airlines for OTP were Qantas Airways (5th) and Singapore Airlines (13th).

6 of the Top 20 Global Airlines for OTP were LCCs (including Jetstar Asia from Asia Pacific), up from four in 2016, and two in 2015.

6 of the world’s Top 20 Large Airports for OTP are in Asia Pacific, with Osaka 1st, Sapporo 3rd, Brisbane 6th, Chennai 11th, Hyderabad 17th and Auckland 20th. Tokyo Haneda ranked 1st in the Mega Airports category, with Singapore Changi 6th.

In China, expanding demand for domestic and international air travel combined with airspace and airport capacity issues continue to impact performance. Hong Kong Airlines headed the Top 10 Chinese Carriers list, followed by Spring Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Tianjin Airlines. Among China’s 4 major carriers, Hainan Airlines ranked 6th, China Southern 7th, China Eastern 8th and Air China 9th.

India’s burgeoning air passenger sector is driving improved performance. IndiGo ranked 9th on the Top 20 Global LCCs list, and 9th for all airlines in Asia Pacific, and AirAsia India placed 17th. Tougher competition is expected as market liberalisation encourages new domestic services, and India’s LCC sector is evolving with carriers such as Spice Jet entering a new phase of expansion.


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