Indian airports dominate in Cirium OTP Review 2023

View of Rajiv Gandhi Airport, India.
Pinakpani, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In Cirium’s recently released On-Time Performance Review, India takes the aviation spotlight with two of its airports securing positions in the top five globally for punctuality.

Achievement for Asia-Pacific Airports

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) claimed an impressive second place, boasting an 84.42% on-time performance, closely followed by Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in third place with 84.08% of flights on schedule.

Noteworthy achievements in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region extend beyond India, with Japan’s Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX) leading the medium airports category, achieving an exceptional 90.71% on-time performance.

Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) secured a commendable second place in the small airports category, trailing by a mere 0.12% behind the top spot with an on-time performance of 90.17%.

Kempegowda International Airport: The Rising Star of Bengaluru
Kempegowda International Airport. Photo Credit: Ank Kumar via Wikimedia Commons.

Top Performing Global Airports 2023:

Source: Cirium

Indigo Airlines: Setting the Pace

Adding to India’s aviation prowess, IndiGo Airlines secured the fourth position in the Asia Pacific Airline category, showcasing an impressive 82.12% punctuality rate.

Operating nearly 680,000 flights in 2023, Indigo Airlines demonstrates a commitment to on-time arrivals, enhancing the overall efficiency of the region’s air travel.

Japanese carriers took out the top spots in the Top Asia-Pacific airlines category, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines taking first and second place respectively.

An IndiGo Airbus A320neo climbs after takeoff.
Photo Credit: High Ridge Aviation

Top Asia-Pacific Airlines 2023:

Source: Cirium

Defining Punctuality

In the aviation industry, an on-time flight is defined as one arriving within 15 minutes of the scheduled gate arrival, while for airports, it means departing within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure.

This metric underscores the reliability and precision of air travel operations, influencing passenger satisfaction and overall travel experience.

Cirium On-Time Performance Program

Cirium’s On-Time Performance program, now in its 15th year, stands as a beacon in monitoring global airline operational performance.

This initiative meticulously tracks data from over 600 real-time information sources, including airlines, airports, global distribution systems, civil aviation authorities, and more.

The comprehensive and unbiased data offered by aviation analytics form Cirium is indispensable for industry stakeholders seeking a holistic perspective on aviation punctuality.

Data Integrity

Cirium’s commitment to data accuracy is unwavering. The company’s extensive data pool encompasses various sources, such as airlines, airports, global distribution systems, positional data, civil aviation authorities, air navigation service providers, proprietary data partnerships, and the internet.

The on-time performance data undergoes scrutiny by an independent board of advisors, comprised of industry experts.

This ensures the accuracy and unbiased representation of information, establishing Cirium as a reliable source in the aviation sector.

The full 2023 On-Time Performance Review is available on the Cirium website here.


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Two of the top five global airports for on-time performance hailed from India this year, in Cirium’s annual On-Time Performance Review.
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