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SAS is now the world’s most punctual airline

September 6, 2010 14:00

Scandinavian Airlines continued its streak as Europe’s most punctual airline, but for August, the airline managed to grab the position as the world’s most punctual airline. Last month, 92.82% of SAS’ 15,607 flights arrived on time, putting SAS far ahead of its European and American competitors. Only three Asian airlines (Korean Air Lines, ANA and Japan Airlines) managed a punctuality record above 90%.“We are very proud to be the most punctual airline in the world. It’s the result of the dedication and hard work of our staff, who every day provide our customers with that unique service, that characterize SAS. With our innovative check-in solutions, being amongst the first airlines to introduce Fast Track security and now being the world’s most punctual airline, no competitor can come close to SAS in offering time-efficient air travelling,” says John Dueholm, Deputy President and CEO of the SAS Group.

“It is extra pleasing to see that whilst SAS is now the world’s most punctual major airline, our Norwegian airline Widerøe is the world’s most punctual across all airlines, both minor and major airlines. Widerøe’s punctuality for August was an unrivalled 95.72%. So we are extremely proud that the SAS Group holds both titles,” says Dueholm.

These on-time performance reports for worldwide carriers and airports are generated from FlightStats Analytics. Flightstats track the performance of over 150,000 flights per day, archive the data for analysis and publication, and provide real time flight status to millions of travelers worldwide each day. For more information about Flightstats, please visit (
Flightstats includes both regional and so called “major airlines”, which includes SAS. SAS refers only to “major airlines” in order to give an accurate and realistic comparison. As Flightstats monitors arrival punctuality, the results can differ somewhat from those in SAS’ monthly traffic reports, which focus on departure punctuality.For more information, please contact:
SAS Press Office:
Tel: +468 797 2944 

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