Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings and a member of the global airline network Star Alliance, was recognized with a punctuality rate of 86.56% for the fifth consecutive year by FlightStats as “The most punctual airline in Latin America”, a prize that the OAG (Official Airline Guide, of London) granted for the first time the Panamanian company. This Panamanian airline with this recognition reaffirms its leadership and commitment to punctuality.
Copa Airlines executive president, Pedro Heilbron, said he was “very proud to receive these awards, which are the result of the dedication and commitment of the entire Copa Airlines team, who despite the difficulties that the company faces 2017, made it possible to consolidate punctuality as one of our main differentiating factors in the competitive aviation industry in Latin America and the world. “
According to the data provided by OAG after analyzing information on 57 million flights, Copa Airlines achieved a punctuality index in 2017 that places it as “The most punctual in Latin America” and “The fourth most punctual in the world”. OAG considers the performance of airlines based on cancellations and arrivals and departures.
FlightStats classifies the scores based on the tracking of approximately 99 thousand flights per day, operated and serviced by thousands of airlines and airports. In 2017, more than 36 million flights were processed. The winners are based on the analysis of the flight status and the arrival data selected from more than 600 world sources.