Every month, the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) releases statistics on the punctuality of Australian airlines, with February 2017 figures showing an average 82.8% for on time arrivals and 84.0% for on time departures. Cancellations represented 1.8 per cent of all scheduled flights.
This month’s on time arrivals figure was the same as the long-term average performance for all routes (82.8 per cent) and the on time departures figure was slightly lower than the long-term average (84.2 per cent). The rate of cancellations was higher than the long-term average of 1.4%.
Qantas achieved the highest on time arrivals among the major domestic airlines at 87.6%, followed by Virgin Australia at 85.9%, Jetstar at 75.8% and Tigerair Australia at 67.7%.
When it came to regional airlines, QantasLink achieved the highest on time arrivals at 84.8%, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 81.7 % and Regional Express at 79.4%.
Qantas achieved the highest level of on time departures out of the major domestic airlines at 89.6%, followed by Virgin Australia at 87.6%, Jetstar at 73.6% and Tigerair Australia at 67.0%.
QantasLink came in at 85.7% for on time departures, followed by Virgin Australia at 83.8% and Regional Airlines at 83.5%.