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OAG report: Mumbai airport amongst least punctual globally, Delhi follows suit


Indian aviation ministry has boasted about its airline industry for decades, but have barely accepted to solve the challenges associated with it, and now we have our poor scorecard. In terms of on-time performance, Mumbai has been ranked fifth-least punctual airport in the world, while Delhi airport too has not received a good marks. The findings were released by the British aviation intelligence firm OAG, which did a survey of 513 airports and 65 airlines across the world.

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Considering the ranks, that airports in India received, Mumbai was placed at 509, Delhi at 451, Bangaluru at 262, Chennai at 255, and Hyderabad at 246. Not only our airports but the airlines too fetched bad at the rating, as Air India was placed the second poorest performer. However, Port Blair airport was ranked 65th on the basis of on-time performance and Indigo became the highest ranking airline from India at 14th rank.

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Japan’s Nagoya Komaki airport, was ranked the best airport in terms of on-time performance and Panama’s Copa Airlines was ranked the best performing global airline, followed by Australia’s Qantas Airways. Though Air India became the second poorest performer, China’s Shenzhen Airlines secured the first position from the last.

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Along with Indigo, SpiceJet too featured in the low-cost carrier list securing 45th rank. Jet Airways was ranked 54 out of the 65 operators. This is the first time that any airport or airline was figured in the OAG report. Earlier only top 20 airports and airlines figured in the 2016 list, but no Indian player cited there.

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