Which Aussie’s always on time?

Virgin Australia has, again, won out the title of Australia’s most punctual airline.

Which Aussie’s always on time?

The results are in, and for fourth months straight, Virgin Australia has held the title of Australia’s most punctual airline.

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) figures showed Virgin led Australian airlines with an on time departure rate of 91.6 per cent and an on time arrival rate of 89.2 per cent. An on-time flight is defined as one that departs or arrives within 15 minutes of its scheduled time.

While Qantas led in terms of on-time stats throughout 2013 and for most of 2014, Virgin has now had the highest on-time percentage of all Australian carriers since November 2014.

Qantas were next in line, with an on-time departure percentage of 91.6 and 88.2 per cent of flights arriving on time. Jetstar followed Qantas, before Tiger, for both departures and arrivals.

In terms of the regional carriers, Virgin Australia also took out the top title, coming in ahead of Rex and Qantaslink.

See the full list at Australian Aviation.

Do these results surprise you? Will this change with whom you choose to fly?


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    4th Apr 2015
    If Virgin is best, it is done by smoke & mirrors. I booked flights from Perth to Broome departing May 31st. So far since booking, the flights have been rescheduled 3 times. Originally, the flight was due to arrive just after noon giving the best part of the day left on our arrival. It was then rescheduled to arrive about 7pm and since brought forward on two occasions by about an hour. When we booked, there was a morning flight and an afternoon flight & we chose the morning flight. It now means our first day is wasted given that we booked the accommodation & of course the return flight. Virgins - thanks for nothing.
    Polly Esther
    4th Apr 2015
    Yes, life is not always beer and skittles. sometimes one gets dealt a bum hand.
    It's how you play that hand that counts.
    Have a nice day and eventually a great flight.

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