Moscow, 9 September 2019 – Aeroflot ranks first by punctuality among Europe’s largest airlines in August 2019, according to UK’s two major providers of global travel data and insight – Flightstats and OAG.
As revealed by Flightstats, part of Cirium, supplier of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals across the travel ecosystem, Aeroflot operated 89.5% of its mainline flights on schedule in August 2019.
According to monthly OAG On-Time Performance Report, Aeroflot ranked first among European aviation heavyweights posting a similar result of 89.0% of on-schedule flights in August 2019. This outcome improves on that of July, which stood at 86.7%.
The leading Russian carrier remains one of the most punctual among the world’s top airlines by flight operations. In terms of on-time performance Aeroflot is steadily ahead of not only major European competitors but also a number of Asian and Middle Eastern premium airlines.
Earlier, Aeroflot received five-star punctuality rating from OAG, becoming the only Russian and the largest European airline by passenger traffic to receive the highest score. Aeroflot made it to the only 10% of On-Time Performance Star Ratings to receive the highest five-star rating.
Aeroflot has been constantly improving its punctuality result through a host of effective measures. These included strict implementation of boarding regulations. Future plans include innovations based on the latest digital technologies, such as biometric controls, that will significantly accelerate pre-flight airport procedures for passengers.