Etihad Airways was named most punctual airline in the Middle East for the first seven months of 2019.
New figures released by the aviation data company, OAG, demonstrated that Etihad Airways was the only Middle Eastern carrier whose punctuality averaged more than 80 per cent for flights across this period. The data also revealed that of the airlines monitored by OAG, Etihad Airways ranked 24th globally for on-time performance in July, the peak summer month for air travel in the Middle East.
“Etihad Airways is a high-quality airline and reliability is a key element of the total product we offer. We continually strive to deliver excellence for our guests, in the air and on the ground,” vice president global airports and network operations, Etihad Airways, John Wright commented.
Etihad Airways’ July performance was 10 percentage points above the region’s average and four per cent above the next highest carrier in the region. The airline industry’s globally applied definition of on-time departure and arrival is within 15 minutes of published schedule times.