Cirium has released its October 2022 performance report, ranking airports and carriers around the world.

The company monitors 70 million itineraries annually, analyzes 300 billion USD worth of airline tickets, values 5.3 trillion USD worth of aircraft assets, distributes data and information on 7 million flight events weekly, and covers 97% of all commercial flights worldwide.

On-Time Performance Report

The primary study occurs annually – The Cirium On-Time Performance Report – and critical monthly updates occur regularly to check the industry’s pulse.

The performance of an airport is measured by the number of flights that depart on time. An aircraft arriving at the gate within 15 minutes of its estimated arrival time is considered on-time performance. Cirium’s on-time performance reporting for airlines and airports is the industry’s longest-running analysis, dating back over 13 years.

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The performance of an airport is measured by the number of flights that depart on time. | © CIRIUM 

There are three types of airlines: global, major (by region), and low-cost carriers. Unlike low-cost airlines, each category has a mainline and network operations winner. Airport rankings are determined globally and by size, with large, medium, and small airports being the most common.

It is worth noting that Cirium decided not to include Russian airlines and airports in its Monthly On-Time Performance Reports, given information from the region may be delayed due to the conflict.

The report ranks the top-performing mainline and network airlines in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa in October 2022, and reviews low-cost carrier performance.

The Most On-time Global Airline – Mainline

ANA, Japan Airlines, and Azul have been competing for the top spot in the Global Mainline category all year. With Japan’s air traffic increasing, ANA’s ability to maintain first place this month demonstrates the airline’s ability to manage its operations very well. With an on-time performance (OTP) of 90.13%, ANA replaces JAL, ranked fourth this month. United Airlines (UA) debuts in the top 5 this year at number 5 with an OTP of 87.31%.

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ANA replaces JAL, ranked fourth this month. | © CIRIUM

The Most On-Time Global Airport

Haneda Airport (HND) leads the Global Airport category this month with an OTP of 90.41%, a slight decrease from last month’s (91.18%). Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) also returns to the top five this month, with an OTP of 86.99%, after a five-month absence.

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Haneda Airport leads the Global Airport category this month. | © CIRIUM 

The Most On-Time Global Airline – Network

In October, ANA (NH) also holds the lead in the APAC Network categories. Spring Airlines (9C), JAL (JL), and ANA share the top spot in APAC with an OTP of 90.13 per cent. Iberia (IB) demonstrates its dominance as Europe’s most on-time global airline network category, as well as Latin America’s performance over the past six months.

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The Most On-Time Large Airport

With an OTP of 94.29 per cent in October 2022, Osaka International Airport (ITM) will continue to hold the lead in the Large Airport category. ITM has won the top spot eight times this year. In August and January, respectively, it was only challenged by Auckland Airport (AKL) and Fukuoka Airport (FUK).

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ITM has won the top spot eight times this year. | © CIRIUM 

The Most On-Time Low-Cost Carriers – Airlines

Solaseed (6J) reigns supreme in the low-cost category, with an OTP of 96.11%, slightly improving over last month’s (95.50%). StarFlyer (7G) is back in second place with an OTP of 95.19%.

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Solaseed reigns supreme in the Low-Cost category. | © CIRIUM 

The Most On-Time Medium Airport

Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) was the Medium Airport category leader in October 2022. NGO retains the lead this month with an OTP of 95.14%, following a temporary loss to Sendai Airport (SDJ) last month. This year, the airport has been in first place eight times. Boise Air Terminal (BOI) enters the top 5 for the first time this year, with an OTP of 91.17%.

The most on-time Medium Airports
NGO has been in first place eight times. | © CIRIUM 

The Most On-Time Small-Airport

Bromma Airport (BMA) will be the new leader in the Small Airport category in October 2022. With an OTP of 95.16%, BMA has surpassed Miyazaki Airport this month. (KMI).

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BMA has surpassed Miyazaki Airport this month. | © CIRIUM 

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