Punctual: what a wonderful word. Sharp, syllabic and most importantly, right on time. Are these the adjectives you’d generally associate with airlines? Travelers care first about price, but after price, it’s all about getting to the destination on time. The OAG Punctuality League is the deepest dive into airline numbers available, and we consulted their study to show which airlines gives you the best chance of landing on time!

Best Overall

  1. Hawaiian Airlines
  2. Copa Airlines
  3. KLM
  4. Qantas AIrways
  5. Japan AIrlines
  6. Flybe
  7. Alaska Airlines
  8. Iberia
  9. Singapore Airlines
  10. Austrian Airlines
  11. All Nippon Airways
  12. GOL
  13. Virgin Australia
  14. Delta Airlines
  15. Finnair
  16. Transavia
  17. Aer Lingus
  18. Gulf Air
  19. Jet2
  20. Monarch was in the top 20, but ceased existence in 2017.

Best Discount Airlines

  1. GOL
  2. Transavia
  3. Jet2
  4. Germanwings
  5. Westjet
  6. Southwest
  7. Norwegian Air Shuttle
  8. Thai AirAsia
  9. Skymark Airlines
  10. Eurowings
  11. Frontier
  12. Virgin America
  13. IndiGo Air
  14. JetBlue
  15. EasyJet
  16. Spring Airlines
  17. Spirit
  18. JetStar Airways
  19. Air Asia
  20. Monarch was top 20, but ceased existence in 2017.

   Best Legacy Airlines

  1. Hawaiian Airlines
  2. Copa Airlines
  3. KLM
  4. Qantas Airways
  5. Japan Airlines
  6. Flybe
  7. Alaska Airlines
  8. Iberia
  9. Singapore Airlines
  10. Austrian Airlines
  11. All Nippon Airways
  12. Virgin Australia
  13. Delta Airlines
  14. Finnair
  15. Aer Lingus
  16. Gulf Air
  17. Lufthansa
  18. Avianca Brazil
  19. Aerolineas Argentinas
  20. Aegean

You can check out the comprehensive study yourself: Punctuality Report