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Philippines AirAsia, Cebu Pacific among world’s least punctual airlines

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If you thought local budget airlines in the Philippines have a problem with always being late, a recent survey released by United Kingdom-based aviation analysts OAG basically confirmed what you’ve always known.

Cebu Pacific Air ranked seventh least punctual in the world with an On Time Performance (OTP) of  57.6 percent. “On time,” as defined in the study, is a flight that arrives or departs no later than 15 minutes from the scheduled time.

Philippines AirAsia, the Malaysian airline’s Philippine subsidiary for low-cost domestic and international flights, is ranked ninth with a 58 percent OTP.

The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines landed in neither the most or least punctual lists.

Here is the complete list of 10 least punctual airlines:

10. Xiamen Airlines Company (China) – 58.3 percent

9. Philippines AirAsia Inc. (Philippines) – 58.0 percent

8. Sunwing Airlines Inc. (Canada) – 57.9 percent

7. Cebu Pacific Air (Philippines) – 57.6 percent

6. SATA International-Azores Airlines S.A. (Portugal) – 57.1 percent

5. Indonesia AirAsia X (Indonesia) – 56.8 percent

4. LACSA-Lineas Aereas Costarricenses (Costa Rica) – 54.2 percent

3. Shenzhen Airlines (China) – 53.5 percent

2. AVIOR Airlines (Venezuela) – 53.1 percent

1. Air Inuit (Canada) – 44.6 percent

Punctuality seems to be an issue for Asian airlines as they make up the majority of those on the 10 least punctual list, which include the likes of Shenzen Airlines and Xiamen Airlines Company. In neighboring Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia X landed in the fifth spot with a 56.8 percent OTP score.

The title for least punctual airline in the world, however, belongs to Canada’s Air Inuit, which had a paltry OTP score of 44.6 percent.

with reporting from Coconuts Jakarta

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