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IndiGo Airlines and Coimbatore Airports most punctual

The country's largest airline IndiGo and state-owned Coimbatore airport are among the 20 most punctual airlines and airports globally, according to an international study.

When it comes to On-Time Performance (OTP) in 2022, IndiGo is ranked 15th while Coimbatore airport is at the 13th position, as per the report by an international aviation analytics firm OAG.

IndiGo and the Airports Authority of India (AAI)-owned Coimbatore airport in Tamil Nadu are the only Indian airline and airport, respectively, in the OAG's Punctuality League report released on January 11th.

Among the 20 most punctual airlines globally, IndiGo is at 15th place with an OTP of 83.51 per cent in 2022. It is a steep jump from the 54th position in 2019 when the OTP was 77.38 per cent. The list is topped by Garuda Indonesia with an OTP of 95.63 per cent, followed by Safair (95.30 per cent) and Eurowings (95.26 per cent) at the second and third spots, respectively.

Thai Air Asia (92.33 per cent) is at fourth place and Jeju Airlines (91.84 per cent) is in fifth position.

"IndiGo (6E) has moved up the rankings, from tenth in 2019 to fifth in 2022. India's biggest carrier has seen frequency increase over this period, now operating 8 per cent more flights than in 2019," the report said. In the league of the top 20 most punctual low-cost carriers, Indi Go is at the sixth position.

Among the top 20 airports in terms of OTP globally in 2022, Coimbatore airport is at 13th place with a score of 88.01 per cent and the cancellation rate was only 0.54 per cent. The list is topped by Japan's Osaka international airport with an OTP of 91.45 per cent. Among the 10 most punctual airports in the Asia Pacific region, Coimbatore airport, located in Tamil Nadu, is at 10th place. The airport however has hardly any international flights and its infrastructure 18th century vintage." 

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