Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flightstats: Scandinavian Airlines on time this summer

Scandinavian Airlines was the most punctual among the major European airlines summer 2010. According to a survey by Flightstats 9 out of 10 of its vessels departed and arrived on schedule.

Good news for Scandinavian Airlines - at last! The grad old man in Scandinavian air industry has the last years struggled with increased competition, lower consumer satisfaction, industrial action and increasingly worse annual results.

In times like this, it must be good for the company to know that most departures and arrivals have been on time this summer. Punctuality is crucial for travelers during the summer season and Scandinavian has performed better than all of the major airlines in Europe.

It is, however, not the most the best performing European airline all in all. It ranks as number 5 on the performance statistics for June. It was beaten by 4 small airlines, one being the Norwegian air carrier (and SAS subsidiary) Widerøe.

Scandinavian Airline's main rival, Norwegian Air Shuttle, is also among the 10 with 88% of its flights on schedule.

Her are the performance list for June 2010.
  1. VG VLM Airlines - 94.73%
  2. WF Wideroe's - 94.14%
  3. WA KLM Cityhopper - 92.48%
  4. NT Binter Canarias - 91.74%
  5. SK SAS - 90.62%
  6. OA Olympic Air - 90.40%
  7. A3 Aegean Airlines - 89.57%
  8. KL KLM - 88.70%
  9. DY Norwegian Air Shuttle - 88.03%
  10. XM Alitalia Express - 87.24%
See the complete flightstats survey here

(Photo: Zedjunior)

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