Chennai Achieves Distinction for On-time Performance.

Chennai Airport recognised as the World’s eighth airport for On-Time performance

Chennai Airport has been ranked as the world’s eighth airport for on-time performance.

On-time performance is an important measure in ranking the airports.  This is a key indicator of airport’s focus to standards and passenger services.

Chennai airport achieved this distinction and thanks to Airport Authority of India’s continuous focus to serving passengers with such initiatives. This recognition was accorded by Cirium.Exterior View - Anna International Airport Photos, Meenambakkam, Chennai - International Airport

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Cirium is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. A provider of aviation data to the travel, finance, aerospace and aviation industries.

Chennai is the only Airport to have achieved this distinction.

Chennai International airport is the only airport to have got this recognition in India.

While, the top three ranks have been taken by Miami in the United States, Fukuoka and Haneda airports in Japan.

Cirium has analysed on-time departure to 70 routes globally and Chennai received an 89.32 per cent measure.

Airports Authority of India, Chennai thanks all operating airlines for this recognition.

Airports Authority of India, Chennai director Dr. Sharad Kumar gave this credit to all operating airlines.

“Stake holder engagement and collaborative decision making in airport processes has helped us gain passenger and industry confidence” says Dr. Sharad Kumar. MAA-AAI director

“Air travel is gaining passenger confidence once again.  We are anticipating increased foot-falls and accordingly augmenting our facilities and services.  Traffic figures indicate more than 80 per cent recovery in domestic traffic.  All our service partners are enthusiastic and eager to welcome intentional scheduled flights.  Chennai airport has worked out detailed plans to enhance operational capacity together with customer delight” he added.

MAA-AAI Director

MAA-AAI director

Interesting facilities viz., per hour handling capacity, new buildings construction etc., are on the anvil, TR understands.

The Airports Authority of India, Chennai continuously strives towards excellence when it comes to passenger services and amenities and this ranking should boost AAI’s confidence.

Passengers are the beneficiaries of these initiatives.



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Radhakrishnan Pattabiraman
Radhakrishnan Pattabiraman
Aviation enthusiast, Japanese language enthusiast, currently, Personal Assistant to the Legislator of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Has rich & successful experience in the Information Technology Industry


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