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Minsk Airport, Belavia among world's most punctual airports, airlines

Society 27.04.2017 | 10:18
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MINSK, 27 April (BelTA) – Minsk National Airport and the Belarusian air carrier Belavia have made it into the list of the world's most punctual airports and airlines, BelTA learned from the national air company.

The UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG has released new data on the most punctual airlines and airports around the world. For the report, the data of airlines and airports from October 2016 to March 2017 was considered. Both Belavia and Minsk National Airport placed 8th in the ranking with four and five stars respectively. “According to the report, Belavia demonstrated an 88.8% on-time performance (OPT), while Minsk National Airport posted a 90.6% OTP record,” the air company said.

According to Belavia, airlines and airports with a punctuality score of 90-100% are awarded five stars, those with the punctuality of 87.5-89.9% - four stars, 83-87.4% - three stars, 80-82.9% - two stars and 75-79.9% - one star. The punctuality performance of the airlines which are not rated is under 75%. The ranking is updated twice a year.

“According to the OAG ranking, three airlines got five stars. Five stars were awarded to 11 airports: Paris Beauvais-Tille Airport (95.94% of flights without delays), Tokushima, Japan (91.64%), Kochi, India (91.46%), Newcastle, the UK (91.42%), Dortmund, Germany (90.92%), Birmingham, the UK (90.75%), Hilo, Hawaii (90.64%), Minsk, Belarus (90.62%), Cardiff, the UK (90.4%), Surabaya, Indonesia (90.37%), and Aracaju, Brazil (90.01%),” the air company said.

OAG is an air travel intelligence company based in United Kingdom. It provides digital information and applications to the world's airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service companies. OAG is best known for its airline schedules database which holds future and historical flight details for more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports. For the report which is updated twice a year (April and October), airlines and airports with a minimum of 600 operations a month are considered. On-time is percentage of flights that depart or arrive within 15 minutes of schedule.

Belavia is Belarus' largest air carrier performing regular flights to 47 airports in 28 European and Asian countries.

Minsk National Airport is Belarus' first international airport that has been certified for compliance with the international standard ISO 9001. The airport is home to the national air carrier Belavia and the cargo carriers Transaviaexport, Rubystar, and Genex. The airport offers flights to over 40 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and other regions.

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