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Top 20 Most punctual airlines and airports in the world revealed – 2017-18

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The comprehensive report is released annually and this year’s study looked at flight arrivals in 2017.

The rest of the mega airlines ranking is made up of IndiGo, which came fourth, Alaska Airlines, SAS, United Airlines, LATAM Airlines Group, American Airlines and Southwest, which tied with BA in 10th.

The Latvian airline airBaltic has been ranked No 1 globally in punctuality in 2017 by OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of a total of over 50 million flight records. airBaltic has been on the top of the global
on-time performance ranking for the past four consecutive years.

According to OAG, airBaltic achieved a punctuality rating of 90.01% for flights linking the Baltics to its
network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle Least. It means that more than 90 out of 100
airBaltic flights arrived on time in 2017.  awards based upon over 57 million individual flights
tracked through the course of 2017.

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A table showing the top 20 most punctual mega airlines. Making the top ten is Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and British Airways 

A table showing the top 20 most punctual mega airlines. Making the top ten is Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and British Airways

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The world's most efficient mega airport is Tokyo Haneda. Also making the top 10 is Atlanta, Denver, Dallas Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare and London Heathrow

The world’s most efficient mega airport is Tokyo Haneda. Also making the top 10 is Atlanta, Denver, Dallas Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare and London Heathrow

The most punctual mainline airline is Lativian-based airBaltic, with Hawaiian Airlines and Qantas also making it in the top five.

In terms of low-cost carriers, the most efficient is Spanish-based Vuelling Airlines, which beat Jetstar Asia into second place.

And when it comes to airports, the study also narrows the data down into categories for small, medium, large and major hubs.

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In the mega airports category – for hubs that handle more than 30 million passengers a year – US airports Denver, Dallas Forth Worth and Chicago O’Hare make the top 10 alongside Singapore, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London Heathrow.

However, the OAG report goes even further and breaks down airlines and airports into smaller sub-categories including mainline airlines and low-cost carriers.

For the smallest hubs, with less than five million passengers a year, the most punctual is Tenerife North, beating Hannover and Stavanger, with Liverpool making into seventh place.

Birmingham is named the most efficient medium airport (one that handles less than 10 million passengers a year) pipping Panama City, Cologne Bonn, Belo Horizonte and Stuttgart to the post.

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Unsurprisingly, the Japanese airport of Osaka is found to be the most punctual large airport, ahead of Salt Lake City, Rio de Janeiro and Brisbane.

For more information please follow the OAG report

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Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air has introduced its latest business class offering, the Prestige Suites 2.0, set to make its debut aboard the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

This new product marks a significant upgrade from the previous Collins Apex forward-facing staggered seats, known as Prestige Suites. The Prestige Suites 2.0 is designed in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring each passenger direct aisle access and ample privacy.

The seats offer 46 inches of pitch, 21 inches of width, and can be transformed into a flat bed measuring between 78.2 and 79.2 inches. A standout feature of these seats is the inclusion of privacy doors that stand 52 inches high, offering a more secluded experience even when positioned closer to the aisle.

Tech-savvy travelers will appreciate the suite’s cutting-edge features, which include a 23.8-inch ultra-high-definition entertainment monitor, 60W USB-C charging, AC power outlets, and wireless charging capabilities.

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Moreover, Korean Air’s Boeing 787-10s will be the first in the fleet to offer Wi-Fi, enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new business class seats come with a range of amenities aimed at maximizing comfort and convenience. These include a storage cubby, a handheld remote, USB-C charging ports, and universal outlets.

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The wireless charging pad is a notable highlight, reflecting the suite’s advanced technological integration. The layout of the Prestige Suites 2.0 comprises 10 rows of seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement, specifically rows 7-16 in the business class cabin. The cabin is flanked by lavatories and galleys at both the front and the rear, ensuring easy access for all passengers.

A striking departure from Korean Air’s traditional design, the new seats feature a bold brown color palette. This is a significant change from the airline’s iconic Morning Calm blue and bright white interiors.

The new design incorporates semi-matte deep brown side consoles with metallic tops, brushed coppery-almond cabinet doors, and textured tan interior shrouds, giving the cabin a modern and sophisticated look.

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