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The world’s most punctual airports and airlines are …

People who claim that traveling is better than arriving have clearly never passed through an airport in Japan.

New stats published by travel analysts OAG reveal that if you’re flying into one of two major Japanese airports, you’re more likely to experience a punctual touchdown or takeoff.


Osaka Itami — with a punctuality rating of 93.85% — is named as the best small airport for on-time performance.

Tokyo Haneda ranks top for large airports with 91.25%.

Anywhere served by Latvian carrier airBaltic is also a safe bet.

For the second year running the low cost airline has been ranked as the world’s best at timekeeping with an average of 94.39% of flights staying within 15 minutes of schedule.

Two Japanese airlines — JAL and ANA — also make the punctuality top five.

For those heading to places other than Japan, there’s some consolation.
According to OAG’s annual punctuality roundup, airlines and airports around the world are getting better at sticking to schedules.


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