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SAS is the world’s third most punctual major airline

October 7, 2009 16:07

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is the world’s third most punctual major airline, according to the latest statistics from Flightstats, which tracks over 150,000 flights per day. SAS also remained its position as Europe’s most punctual major airline.

Flightstats’ punctuality statistics for September shows that SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ on time punctuality for September was 93.54%, as 20,682 of its 22,110 flights arrived on time.

“Only two other airlines in the world have better punctuality than SAS, so we are very proud of this achievement. We value our customers’ time spent with us and we therefore work hard with our punctuality,” says John Dueholm, CEO, Scandinavian Airlines.

According to the statistics, only two other major airlines performed better punctuality than SAS: JAL (with 94.49% of its flight being on time) and Hawaiian Airlines (93.6%). SAS is thereby the world’s third most punctual major airline.

In a survey by The Nielsen Company earlier this year that focused on time, 66% of over 3100 respondents said they felt that travelling with SAS was more time efficient than with other airlines. Customers in 20 countries, excluding Scandinavia, were surveyed and most positive were travelers from the US, China, Italy and Latvia.

SAS refers to punctuality statistics from Flightstats (, which compares all airlines, including both full service and low service carriers. In its statistics, Flightstats separate SAS Norway and SAS as SAS Norway operated on its own AOC (Air Operating Certificate) up until September.For more information, please contact:
Anders Lindström, PR Director, Scandinavian Airlines
Telephone: +46 (0)8 79 73394;
About SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SAS is Northern Europe’s largest airline with more than 900 daily flights to over 150 destinations in Scandinavia, Europe, the US and Asia. SAS offers a wide range of innovative travel solutions in order to make our customers’ travel as time efficient and smooth as possible. SAS is also Europe’s most punctual leading airline.

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