Hawaiian Airlines has been ranked first for being the most punctual airline in the world in 2016. A report released recently by air intelligence company OAG said that 89.9 percent of Hawaiian Airlines’ flights arrived on time. The airline significantly improved its position and moved up from ninth place in 2015.
According to the reports, OAG covered 200 airlines for its study. Panama-based Copa Airlines made it to the second place with 88.8 percent, while KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was ranked third at 87.9 percent. In fact, when an airline arrives under 15 minutes of its scheduled arrival or departure time then it is considered to be “on time”.
Meanwhile, in a separate development media reports said that Hawaiian Airlines carried a record 11,050,911 passengers in 2016, thus reporting an increase of 3.5 percent over the past year. The airline’s system-wide traffic statistics for the full year ending December 2016 was recently made public.
A spokesperson of Hawaiian Airlines, State of Hawaii’s largest and longest serving airline, said that the record passenger count made during 2016 is remarkable and marks 12 straight years of the airline’s growth even as it continues a fast-paced growth by expanding its network and fleet.
It may be noted that Hawaiian Airlines launched daily nonstop flights between Honolulu International Airport and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport in July 2016. The airline also launched thrice weekly flights between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Hawaii’s Kona International Airport during the month of December last year.
Moreover, during the past summer schedule Hawaiian Airlines also added one Airbus A330-200 aircraft to its fleet thus bringing its A330 fleet to a total of 23 aircrafts. The airline also acquired two Boeing 717-200 aircrafts in November and December 2016 thus bringing its Boeing fleet to a total of 20 aircrafts. Apart from these aircrafts, the airline is also operating eight Boeing 767 aircrafts on transpacific routes.