Cirium Releases Comprehensive 2023 On-Time Performance Data for Airlines and Airports

Cirium, renowned for its aviation analytics, has released its 2023 On-Time Performance Review, highlighting operational excellence in the aviation industry. Delta Air Lines secured the Cirium Platinum Award for the third consecutive year, underscoring its commitment to minimizing passenger disruption. Additionally, Delta was named the most on-time airline in North America.

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The Cirium review also recognized Avianca Airlines, based in Bogota, Columbia, as the most on-time Global airline. In regional categories, ANA triumphed in Asia Pacific, Oman Air in the Middle East and Africa, Copa in Latin America, and Iberia Express in Europe. Safair was acknowledged as the leading low-cost carrier, while Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport was distinguished as the top airport performer globally. Detailed results are accessible on

CEO Jeremy Bowen Highlights Winners' Operational Success

An on-time flight is defined by Cirium as one that arrives or departs within 15 minutes of its scheduled time. Jeremy Bowen, CEO of Cirium, commented, “It’s incredible to witness Delta Air Lines winning its third consecutive Platinum Award and topping the North American Category.” He praised the winners for their efficiency and punctuality in overcoming operational challenges over the past year.

Now in its 15th year, the Cirium On-Time Performance program analyzes global airline operational data from over 600 real-time sources. These sources include airlines, airports, global distribution systems, civil aviation authorities, and various other stakeholders. Cirium aims to provide a comprehensive and unbiased perspective on the aviation sector.

Cirium's Role in Shaping Post-Pandemic Aviation Norms

As the industry adapts to post-pandemic norms, Cirium continues to be a leader in monitoring global aviation on-time performance. The company’s data and analytics offer a neutral, third-party view, relying on an extensive range of real-time flight information sources. This ensures an accurate representation of the sector, further supported by an independent board of advisors comprising industry experts.

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