Osaka Airport and Japan Airlines (Mainline) have been awarded top-of-category distinctions for their achievements in the OAG Punctuality League 2014.
The awards were presented to the organisations in February by OAG, the global authoritative ranking of on-time performance of airlines and airports.
OAG business development director Asia Pacific Mark Clarkson said the company provides valuable insight to the aviation industry.
“With the world’s most comprehensive schedules database of more than 900 airlines, including 113 LCCs and 4,000 airports, OAG processes more than 21 million flight status updates every month, equivalent to 715,000 each day,” Mr Clarkson said.
“The insight OAG provides is used across the aviation community to better serve market needs.”
Japan’s Osaka Airport led its region and the whole world in on-time performance in the Medium Airport category with 92.3 per cent of its arrivals and departures occurring within 15 minutes of scheduled time.
Osaka Airport was the only airport in the medium-sized category to achieve over 90 per cent for on-time performance. Second place was jointly awarded to Moscow Sheremetyevo and Copenhagen who both achieved 89.8 per cent.
Also achieving top results was Japan Airlines scoring 88.8 per cent in on-time performance in the Asia Pacific category. The airline won by a mere one-tenth of a percentage with the runner up, Thai Air Asia, scoring 88.7 per cent.
Japan Airlines, Japan’s flag carrier airline, has a fleet of 222 aircraft and, along with its code-sharing partners, flies between 280 airports in 45 countries and regions.
Osaka Airport serves as the primary hub for domestic flights in the Kansai region of Japan and during 2014 it served over 14 million domestic passengers.