SAS Scandinavian Airlines : For the third year in a row are the most punctual airlines in Europe


SAS Scandinavian Airlines has been officially named as the most punctual airline in Europe.

The fact that 88.22% of all flight reaches its destination on time means, that SAS is also third in terms of punctuality major airlines in the world, after the Japanese carriers ANA and JAL. "We are very pleased, that we were once again recognized as the most punctual European airline and the third consecutive year we are most solid carrier in Europe "says Rickard Gustafson, CEO of SAS Group.

With 239 320 flights made by the SAS in 2011, 208 972 reached destination on time. Statistics on arrivals in 2011 are better than data from the previous year, when punctuality was at 86.47%. In 2009, SAS recorded punctuality of 89.83%, while in 2008 it was 83.92%.

All data come from an independent company Flightstats. Flightstats monitor the punctuality of more than 150 000 flights a day, collects data for analysis and publications, and provide millions of travelers every day around the world passenger punctuality information in real time.

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