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SAS is the world’s most punctual airline

Scandinavian Airlines was the world’s most punctual airline in July, with 91.48% of all flights arriving on time. For the past three years SAS has been Europe’s most punctual airline in the major airlines category, which includes airlines with at least 30,000 flights a year.

SAS’ Norwegian subsidiary Widerøe, which is considered a minor airline, was Europe’s most punctual airline overall, with 91.5%. It was the first time two SAS Group airlines claimed the two top spots at the same time.

SAS is the world's most punctual airline

“I’m very proud that SAS is the world’s most punctual airline right now.”

“We know how important it is for our customers to arrive on time, and we will continue to work hard with our punctuality work. I’m also very impressed of the hard work both SAS and Widerøe’s employees carry out each day to take care of our customers and achieve a world-class punctuality,” says Rickard Gustafson, Chief Executive Officer of the SAS Group.

Only two other airlines worldwide had a punctuality record near SAS’s – the two Japanese airlines JAL and ANA.

Amongst the European carriers, Finnair was Europe’s 19th most punctual airline with a punctuality of 81.36%, Lufthansa 28th place with 78.65%, British Airways 32nd place with 76.42% and Air France 39th place with 70.36%.

The punctuality average for all European airlines was 77.3% last month. All data is provided by the independent Flightstats.


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