South Africa Carrier, Safair, an airline based at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park has emerged as the leading low-cost carrier for the year 2023 according to a report by Cirium, the world’s most trusted source of aviation analytics.
According to cirium.com, Brazilian Carrier, Azul Airline, Hong Kong Express, Jetstar Japan and Iberia Express followed in the second, third, fourth and fifth position respectively.
Cirium defines on-time arrivals as a “flight that arrives within 15 minutes of the scheduled gate arrival. For an airport, it is defined as departing within 15 minutes of its scheduled departure.”
Jeremy Bowen, CEO of Cirium, remarks, other airline and airport winners steered through the year’s operational hurdles with exceptional performance. Their relentless pursuit of efficiency and punctuality is commendable as we venture into 2024, a year brimming with promise for the aviation sector.”
Now in its 15th year, the Cirium On-Time Performance program continues to meticulously monitor global airline operational performance. Our extensive and unbiased data, derived from over 600 real-time information sources, is essential for industry stakeholders. Our data encompasses airlines, airports, global distribution systems, civil aviation authorities, and more, ensuring a comprehensive and neutral perspective.
“The company’s data and analytics are based on the widest and deepest pool of information collected and curated from more than 600 sources of real-time flight information.
Cirium is continuing to lead the way, worldwide, in monitoring aviation on-time performance in the New Year, as the industry adjusts to post-pandemic norms. The company’s data and analytics are designed to provide industry stakeholders with a neutral, third-party perspective, based on the widest and deepest pool of information collected and curated from more than 600 sources of real-time flight information.
These include the airlines themselves, airports, global distribution systems, positional data, civil aviation authorities, air navigation service providers, proprietary data partnerships and the internet. Cirium’s on-time performance data is backed by a completely independent board of advisors, comprised of industry experts with an unbiased view of the aviation sector. The board’s oversight ensures accuracy and proper representation of all the information the company presents.