Ranking of 'on-time flights' shows how competition between Aer Lingus and Ryanair is a good thing 2 years ago

Ranking of 'on-time flights' shows how competition between Aer Lingus and Ryanair is a good thing

We imagine the PR folks at both of these companies are quite happy with these results today.

The people at Which? have posted the results of an analysis of over 850,000 flights from around the world, showing how many journeys managed to land in their destinations on time (or at least within a 15-minute window of the pre-set time of arrival).

Good news on the Irish front, as Aer Lingus managed to rank fourth in the entire world, behind only KLM from the Netherlands, Iberia from Spain, and Qatar Airways from, uhm, Qatar.

Ryanair didn't do too shabbily either, ranking 13 out of the 35 airlines that were covered by the data supplied by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Down at the very bottom of the list however were Canadian company Air Transat, which managed to have only 55% of their flights land on time, followed closely by IcelandAir (56%) and Norwegian Airlines (60%).

The full results are as follows:

KLM 87.84%
QATAR 86.06%
IBERIA 84.32%
AER LINGUS 82.28%
ETIHAD AIRWAYS 82.11%
FLYBE 81.55%
WIZZ AIR 81.43%
DELTA AIRLINES 80.76%
VIRGIN ATLANTIC 78.99%
AURIGNY AIR SERVICES 78.43%
AIR MALTA 78.01%
LUFTHANSA 77.66%
RYANAIR 76.92%
SWISS AIRLINES 76.79%
SAS 75.49%
SINGAPORE AIRLINES 75.34%
UNITED AIRLINES 75.31%
BRITISH AIRWAYS 74.39%
TURKISH AIRLINES 74.00%
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS 72.58%
THOMAS COOK 72.33%
MONARCH AIRLINES 71.84%
JET2 70.69%
EUROWINGS 70.05%
THOMSON AIRWAYS 68.22%
AMERICAN AIRLINES 67.50%
EMIRATES 67.42%
EASYJET 66.19%
VUELING AIRLINES 65.23%
AIR PORTUGAL 64.59%
AIR CANADA 64.48%
MALAYSIA 60.23%
NORWEGIAN 59.86%
ICELANDAIR 56.09%
AIR TRANSAT 55.17%
Average 74.19%