Jet2 is the UK"™s most punctual airline according to a new global accreditation programme.
Air travel intelligence company OAG rated more than 130 airlines and assessed their punctuality over 12 months. Those with the highest number of flights that arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled time were awarded a five-star rating "“ Jet2 was the only British airline to achieve this result. With 87.5 per cent of its flights running on time, the low-cost airline was also deemed the 10th most punctual in OAG"™s list.
Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and easyJet were all beaten by Jet2, with three stars apiece. The now defunct Monarch achieved four stars for its punctuality.
British Airways and easyJet both operate significantly more flights than Jet2, which may contribute to their lower scores; some 78 per cent of BA"™s arrive on time, while 75 per cent of easyJet"™s land within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time…