Alitalia confirms itself as the most punctual airline in the world: FlightStats

Alitalia has confirmed itself as the most punctual airline in the world with 89.31% of flights landing on schedule time in March 2019. The Italian airline is at the top of the ranking even when considering the first quarter of 2019.

The March on-time performance report was published by FlightStats, the authoritative U.S. independent society which drafts the list of the major airlines in the world for on-time performance every month, comparing data of equivalent airlines for size and network.

The excellent on-time index performed by Alitalia in March follows the results of February when Alitalia had ranked as the most punctual airline in the world, and January when the Italian airline had taken second place. The analysis performed by FlightStats reported that Alitalia’s on-time performance was, in March, about 10 percentage points higher than the average punctuality index of world airlines (79.5%). Furthermore, Alitalia was the only European airline in the top five of the most punctual airlines in the world.

FlightStats is one of the few data service companies that monitors almost every flight operated by each airline. FlightStats follows the ‘A14’ on-time performance method, monitoring flights which arrive at the gate less than 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.