In situations where you need to make close connections and arrive at your destination on a tight schedule, you won’t want to leave anything up to chance. While no airline is on time 100 percent of the time, you can at least boost your chances of a delay-free travel experience by stacking the odds in your favor and flying with Delta Airlines. Delta was just named the most punctual airline in the world by FlightGlobal, an aviation data company.
The distinction is part of the company’s On-time Performance Service Awards, which analyzed over 120,000 flights per day from 600 global sources to compile the results. If a flight arrives within 15 minutes of its scheduled time, it’s considered to be on time. With an impressive 86.09 percent of its flights arriving on time, Delta took the list’s top spot for the second year in a row.
Qatar Airways came in just behind Delta, with an 85.88 percent punctuality rating, followed by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines with 85.04 percent. United and American Airlines also made the top 10, coming in eighth and ninth place respectively, with 80.75 percent and 80.28 percent.