Vietnam Airlines named in 10 most punctual Asia Pacific airlines

An Vietnam Airlines Airbus aircraft waits at Narita terminal as another one leaves.
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Vietnam Airlines, the flag carrier of Vietnam, has been named among the top 10 most punctual airlines in Asia Pacific by aviation analytics specialist Cirium, in The On-Time Performance Review 2023.

Vietnam Airlines is notably also the only Vietnamese airline to be named in this ranking. The national airline now enters the New Year positively with a well earned award under its belt after a very commendable performance in 2023.

Vietnam Airlines in the Spotlight

Recognized by Cirium, a distinguished authority in aviation analytics, Vietnam Airlines clinched the 9th spot in The On-Time Performance Review 2023, a testament to its steadfast commitment to operational excellence.

Vietnam Airlines’ inclusion in this prestigious ranking is a further nod to its prominence as a 4-star carrier and also showcases its role as the flag bearer of Vietnam.

Standing tall amidst notable industry peers like Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Japan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines stands out as the sole Vietnamese airline to earn this accolade.

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In 2023 alone, Vietnam Airlines orchestrated a remarkable 150,674 flights, boasting an impressive on-time arrival rate of 77.46%.

Surpassing the regional average of 73.51%, Vietnam Airlines sets a new standard for punctuality and reliability in air travel.

The airline’s dedication to ensuring that passengers reach their destinations promptly, with flights arriving at the gate within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, speaks volumes about its efforts toward customer service.

The airline’s ascent in the Cirium performance rankings also follows the garnering of accolades from esteemed entities like Airline Ratings and the World Travel Awards.

Last year, the airline was raked among the 20 best airlines in the world by Airline Ratings.

A Vietnam Airlines jet in flight.
Photo Credit: Vietnam Airlines

Charting a Course for the Future

Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam and a leading carrier in Southeast Asia, connecting the world’s most thriving cities to mesmerizing travel destinations across both its regional neighborhood and the greater globe by operating 100 routes to 21 domestic and 30 international destinations.

The carrier has spearheaded Vietnam’s aviation market – one of the fastest-growing domestic markets in the world – throughout 30 years of development at a double-digit annual growth rate.

Positioning itself as a modern airline with an internationally recognizable brand, Vietnam Airlines aims to be designated as a 5-star, leading Asian airline.

As the airline charts its course forward, it now also offers nonstop flights connecting San Francisco, California, to Ho Chi Minh City.

About Cirium

Cirium is the industry leader in aviation analytics for more than 15 years, bringing together powerful data and analytics to keep the world in motion.

Delivering insight, built from decades of experience in the sector, enabling travel companies, aircraft manufacturers, airports, airlines and financial institutions, among others, to make logical and informed decisions which shape the future of travel. Cirium is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics.

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