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LATAM Airlines Group Tops May On-Time Performance Reports

A LATAM Brasil A350-900 lands in São Paulo/Guarulhos. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Two leading airline data firms — Official Airline Guide (OAG) and Cirium — recognized the LATAM Group last week as the most punctual airline in the world, followed by a group of airlines from Japan, the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India, and New Zealand. In the case of the OAG ranking corresponding to January-May 2021, the achievement is based on compliance with the on-time-performance indicator.

For its part, Cirium’s monthly on-time performance report corresponding to May 2021 also put the LATAM Group in first place among Latin American operators, a position it has held since January of this year.

The “On-time performance” report from Cirium, also from May 2021, reaffirmed the LATAM Group’s leadership with a 94.68% punctuality percentage and first place among Latin American operators. Cirium has recognized the LATAM Airlines Group with the first position in punctuality since January 2021.

“We are committed to taking care of our customers’ time and we make every effort to ensure that each of our flights takes off and lands on time. We will continue working with our teams to maintain this compliance and thus continue to be the best travel option in Latin America,” said Roberto Alvo, LATAM Airlines Group’s CEO.

The measurements include the airlines’ on-time performance, which aggregates the itinerary compliance data published by each operator.

These recognitions are added to the data provided by OAG and Cirium that highlight the group’s performance in punctuality during 2019 in the “Mega Airlines” and “Global Network” categories, respectively. It should be noted that organizations did not perform measurements during 2020.

Punctuality League by OAG

With OAG, you can now track the most comprehensive ranking of the World’s largest airlines and airports for on-time performance (OTP) throughout the year. Updated monthly, inclusion is based on OAG access to flight status data for at least 80% of all scheduled flights operated by an airline or airport.

Top 10 Airports Top 10 Airlines
Charlotte Douglas International Airport; Charlotte, N.C. LATAM Airlines Group
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport; Atlanta Japan Airlines
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; Seattle Delta Air Lines
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; Phoenix Azul Airlines
Los Angeles International Airport; Los Angeles Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Chicago IndiGo
McCarran International Airport; Las Vegas, Nev. Air New Zealand
Istanbul Ataturk Airport; Istanbul Alaska Airlines
Mexico City Juarez International Airport; Mexico City United Airlines
Orlando International Airport; Orlando, Fla. American Airlines

The On-Time Performance Report by Cirium

According to Cirium, in the Latin America network, during May, 80,171 flights were evaluated, which represented 94.81% of all flights tracked flights in the region. The total on-time rate of all flights mentioned was 90.91%.

On-Time Arrival Total Flights Comp Factor Tracked Flights Average Delay (minutes)
LATAM Airlines Group 94.68% 17,498 97.46% 94.67% 28
SA Avianca 93.99% 8,477 96.80% 93.83% 25
Azul Airlines 93.53% 14,929 99.38% 95.53% 15
Gol Linhas Aereas 93.52% 6,865 99.75% 99.20% 38
Copa Airlines 93.27% 4,369 99.75% 99.45% 67
Aerolíneas Argentinas 92.68% 2,268 83.37% 81.28% 13
Aeroméxico 83.80% 12,536 99.83% 99.73% 34
Volaris 81.85% 12,869 99.57% 94.77% 35


Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio


  • Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio

    The three things Juan loves most about aviation are aircraft, airports, and traveling thousands of miles in just a few hours. What he enjoys the most about aviation is that it is easier and cheaper to travel around the world and this gives you the opportunity to visit places you thought were too far away. He has traveled to different destinations in North, Central, South America and Asia. Born, raised and still living in Perú, Juan is a lawyer, soccer lover, foodie, passionate traveler, dog lover, millennial and curious by nature.

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