According to the review, 86.7 per cent of the Russian flag carrier's flights operated on-time in 2019. As well as topping the global category, Aeroflot was also named the most punctual airline in Europe during the year, AJOT reported.
The airline has established itself as a leading global airline in terms of operational efficiency, and regularly ranks among the world's most punctual airlines. In 2019 the Russian flag carrier was the only Russian airline and the largest in Europe to be awarded a five-star rating for punctuality by OAG, a leading flight data and analytics agency.
The OTP review, which Cirium has published for 11 years, ranks the top ten most on-time airlines and airports globally by size and region. It is based on 600 data sources, including practically every airline worldwide, and tracks 100,000 flights per day. Cirium's data analysts process 15 million updates daily.
In a related development, the Cirium OTP Review named Sheremetyevo International Airport, Aeroflot's Moscow home airport and hub, as the world's most punctual airport, with 95.01 per cent of flights departing on time, ahead of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with 92.52 per cent, and Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 91 per cent.