Thai AirAsia wins on the clock

BANGKOK, 8 January 2019: Thai AirAsia gained eighth spot globally in on-time performance based on an OAG Aviation Worldwide assessment of low- cost airlines, released last week.

The Top 20 Low-Cost Carriers by On-Time Performance ranking for 2018, which is part of the OAG Punctuality League 2019 report, gave Thai AirAsia the highest ranking of all budget airlines in Thailand.

 It achieved an on-time record of 81.24%, up from 74.48%, when it was ranked 19th globally in 2017.

Thai AirAsia CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya, remarked: “We are still Thailand’s most on-time low-cost carrier and now the world’s 8th.  I am confident we will only improve our performance in the years to come.”

It was the only Thai low-cost airline to appear on the top 20 list, which is part of a wider punctuality study carried out by OAG annually.

Jetstar Asia was the highest Asian airline on the list in second place.  The table was led by Azul a Brazilian airline.

OAG: Low-cost airlines by on time performance

1 99.0% Azul AD 85.21%
2 94.4% Jetstar Asia 3K 84.13%
3 98.9% Solaseed 6J 82.90%
4 82.8% Mango JE 82.88%
5 98.0% Volaris Y4 82.04%
6 82.1% Transavia HV 81.98%
7 87.4% IndiGo 6E 81.70%
8 95.3% Thai AirAsia FD 81.24%
9 98.1% Spirit Airlines NK 80.83%
10 96.3% Sky Airline H2 79.89%
11 87.5% GOL Linhas Aereas G3 79.70%
12 87.8% Air Asia India I5 79.03%
13 99.5% Southwest WN 78.20%
14 98.2% Virgin America VX 77.57%
15 97.2% Allegiant Air G4 76.92%
16 91.3% Flynas – National Air Services XY 76.79%
17 99.7% Westjet WS 76.26%
18 94.8% Norwegian Air Shuttle DY 74.57%
19 94.0% Jetstar Airways JQ 74.33%
20 82.0% Air Busan BX 74.08%

(Rank, Coverage, Airline, Code, OTP)