REPORT: Cebu Pacific and Air Asia Philippines Among World's Least Punctual Airlines

The OAG, an air travel intelligence company based in United Kingdom, in its annual report listed Cebu Pacific and AirAsia Philippines as some of the world's least punctual airline. Garnering only 57.6% and 58% OTP respectively, the two airlines based here in the Philippines was among the worst in the world. OTP (on time performance) refers to flights that arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled time.
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Punctuality Culture

On the other hand, some of the world's most punctual airlines are in Japan, with Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways taking the top two spots with 85.27 amd 83.81% OTP. This result may not be surprising when you consider their culture. Japan is well known for being a process oriented and strict in punctuality country. For instance, late last year, Japan’s Tsukuba Express, a train that connects Tokyo and Tsukuba issued an apology for a train that departed the station 20 seconds early.

The Philippines though, being a country, infamous of the culture termed as "Filipino time" is known for being poor in punctuality. But the two Philippine carriers did not get the title as the worst among the worst. That title goes to Air Inuit, an airline based in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada. It's on time performance is just 44.6%.

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