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OAG gives Jet2 top marks for flight punctuality

Jet2Flight analysis specialists OAG have released a list of the best airlines in the world for operating their flights to schedule. The latest analysis assessed the punctuality records of 130 carriers and graded them with five stars for the best and one for the worst.

Only one UK carrier got the full five stars, but on the positive side none suffered the ignominy of languishing at the bottom of the table with one star. Budget carrier Jet2 was the sole British airline to scoop five stars.

During the period surveyed, 87.5 per cent of Jet2’s flights landed within a 15-minute window of their scheduled arrival times. A total of 14 airlines achieved five-star rankings. South African airline Safair topped the table with 94.9 per cent while Canada’s Air Inuit propped it up with just 46.3 of its flights arriving within the acceptable 15-minute window.

Jet2 outranked British Airways, easyJet  and Virgin Atlantic. These three British airlines all got three stars with punctual landings averaging 75 per cent and above. British Airways’s stablemate Iberia was one place below Jet2 and scored 0.2 per cent less.

Flight industry analysts claim the fact Jet2 operates a lot less flights than either British Airways or easyJet means the OAG analysis does not give an accurate picture of which is the more punctual carrier. Ryanair’s punctuality is also not rated in the study as its management have not released enough flights statistics.

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