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Air Canada is worst in North America for on-time performance, survey says

In North America, at least there is no worse airline than Air Canada (Air Canada Stock Quote, Chart, News, Analysts, Financials TSX:AC)

That’s according to the Cirium On Time Performance Review that ranks the on-time performance of all airlines in North America.

“Airline on-time performance is defined as an aircraft arrival at the gate under 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. Airport on-time performance is measured by on-time departing flights. Cirium’s on-time performance reporting for airlines is the longest-standing analysis in the industry, going back over 15 years,” the analytics forms said. “The On-Time Performance 2023 Review provide airports, airlines, and the traveling public with a neutral, third-party view of which airlines are delivering on their promise to get passengers from point A to point B on-time.

Cirium said Air Canada had just 63 per cent of the more than 375,000 flights arrive on time, falling far behind the leaders.

Delta Airline, for the third consecutive year, was first in on-time performance with 84.72 per cent of its 1,635,486 achieving an on-time arrival. They were following by Alaska Airlines, at 82.25 per cent and American Airlines, at 80.61 per cent.

“It’s incredible to witness Delta Air Lines winning its third consecutive Platinum Award and topping the North American Category, Cirium CEO Jeremy Bowen said. “Other airline and airport winners steered through the year’s operational hurdles with exceptional performance. Their relentless pursuit of efficiency and punctuality is commendable as we venture into 2024, a year brimming with promise for the aviation sector.”

Air Canada also ranked last in 2022, with just 55 per cent of its flights getting to the gate on time.

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