Global agency rates VSI airport 65th worldwide in punctuality

Port Blair
1 Jul 2018

Global leader in providing flight information, OAG has ranked Veer Savarkar International Airport here 65th worldwide with punctuality rate of 84.6 per cent. The study conducted by the agency between June 2017 and May 2018  focussing on delays arising out of arrivals awarded 4 star to VSI airport handling flights in the South Asian region with around 10,596 operations during the period. The 'on-time performance' for Delhi stood at 70.7 per cent in comparison to Nagoya Komaki Airport in Japan which topped the global ranking list with an OTP rate of 94.5 per cent. The OTP for Mumbai was 60 per cent. Hyderabad airport was ranked 246, Bengaluru airport 262 and Kolkata 270, as per the study. 16th busiest airport in the world, IGI airport in Delhi, ranked poorly in flight punctuality, securing the 451st position among the 513 airports worldwide. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, the second busiest in the country, fared much worse in flight punctuality as it was ranked fifth least punctual airport in the world, just ahead of airports such as Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Indonesia and Islamabad airport in Pakistan, the study said, which also covered OTP of airlines as well, giving Air India a low 131st position among the 137 airline worldwide. (EOIC)