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Virgin Australia Labelled as Our Most On-Time Airline

2016 figures have just been released by the federal government that reveal the Australian airline that is more likely to fly on-time. 

Virgin Australia has taken the top spot as being the most punctual carrier with an 86.7% rate for arriving on time and 88.4% rate for departing on time.

Virgin Australia’s Group Executive, John Thomas said, they dedicate the strong results to their team across the business. 

“We understand the importance our guests place on getting to their destination on time and we have many teams across the business, including our flight and cabin crew, network operations team, and ground crew, working hard every day to help deliver this strong result, and we thank them for their dedication to this task,” Mr Thomas says.

“As part of our ongoing push to improve on-time performance we have placed a heavy emphasis on ensuring our first flights of the day depart on-time which helps us better manage circumstances that arise during the course of the day that are out of our control, such as weather events.”

Qantas came in a very close second, followed by Tigerair Australia, while budget carrier Jetstar has been labelled most likely to run late.

 

ARRIVALS

DEPARTURES

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

86.7%

88.4%

QANTAS

86.4%

88%

TIGERAIR

81.6%

83.1%

JETSTAR

76.2%

73.3%

A Jetstar spokesperson said: “We operate more than 1800 domestic flights across Australia each week, and the vast majority were on time last year.

“We know how important this is for our customers, and we’re working hard behind the scenes to make sure our flights consistently depart and arrive on time.”

The Figures of Australia’s regional airlines have also been released, according to news.com.au.

Regional Express takes the top spot at 87.5%, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 86.8% and QantasLink at 85.7% 

According to The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics an “on-time” arrival or departure is recorded if the flight is within 15 minutes of the carrier’s schedule.

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