QANTAS has been named the world’s fifth best airline for on-time performance, achieving a punctuality rating of 86.18%.
The latest OAG Punctuality League report based on 2017 data ranks the Flying Kangaroo behind only airBaltic (90.01%), Hong Kong Airlines (88.83%), Hawaiian Airlines (87.24%) and Copa Airlines (86.39%).
Virgin Australia was ranked 18th at 81.06%, behind Air New Zealand in 17th place at 81.33%.
The report was compiled from 57 million flight records and also ranked airports and major airline routes and city pairs.
Japan Airlines was named best “mega airline” at 85.27%, ahead of rival ANA and Delta Air Lines.
Vueling was best low-cost carrier at 85.25%, beating Jetstar Asia and Skymark Airlines.