Australia's on-time stats at nearly 80 per cent in October

For October 2017, on-time performance over all routes operated by participating Australian airlines (Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) averaged 79.0 per cent for on time arrivals and 79.7 per cent for on time departures according to the latest data from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE).
Cancellations represented 2.3 per cent of all scheduled flights. The equivalent figures for October 2016 were 82 per cent for on time arrivals, 83.4 per cent for on time departures and 1.8 per cent for cancellations. The month’s on time arrivals figure was lower than the long-term average performance for all routes (82.7 per cent) and the on-time departures figure was also lower than the long-term average (84.1 per cent).
 
The rate of cancellations was higher than the long-term average of 1.4 per cent.
 
Qantas achieved the highest on-time arrivals figure at 83.1 per cent followed by Virgin Australia at 79.5 per cent, Jetstar at 77.1 per cent and Tigerair Australia at 67.4 per cent.
 
Of the regional airlines, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines recorded 80.2 per cent for on-time arrivals, followed by QantasLink at 79.8 per cent and Regional Express at 77.6 per cent. The Qantas network (Qantas and QantasLink's combined operations) recorded 81.4 per cent for on-time arrivals while the Virgin Australia network (Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines' combined operations) recorded 79.5 per cent.
 
Qantas also achieved the highest level of on-time departures among the major domestic airlines for October 2017 at 83.6 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia at 81.5 per cent, Jetstar at 74.0 per cent and Tigerair Australia at 70.2 per cent.
 
Of the regional airlines, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines recorded 80.8 per cent, followed by QantasLink at 80.4 per cent and Regional Express at 80.2 per cent. The Qantas network recorded 81.9 per cent for on-time departures while the Virgin Australia network recorded 81.5 per cent. QantasLink recorded the highest percentage of cancellations (4.7 per cent) during the month, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (4.0 per cent), Regional Express and Qantas (both at 2.0 per cent), Tigerair Australia (1.9 per cent), Virgin Australia (1.6 per cent) and Jetstar (0.7 per cent). Airlines’ on-time performance varies across the routes they serve.
 
Of the 64 routes which met the criteria for on-time performance reporting in October 2017, the Darwin-Perth and Perth-Darwin routes had the highest percentage of on time arrivals (95.3 per cent) and the Perth-Darwin route recorded the highest percentage of on-time departures (96.9 per cent).
 
The Brisbane-Rockhampton route had the lowest percentage of on-time arrivals (59.1 per cent) and the Sunshine Coast-Melbourne route had the lowest percentage of on-time departures (61.6 per cent).
 
Cancellations were highest on the Mount Isa-Brisbane route at 10.7 per cent, followed by the Hamilton Island-Brisbane route at 10.4 per cent, the Port Hedland-Perth route at 7.9 per cent, the Brisbane-Hamilton Island route at 7.6 per cent and the Brisbane-Mount Isa route at 6.7 per cent. Newman Airport recorded the highest percentage of on-time arrivals (94.0 per cent) and the highest percentage of on-time departures (93.4 per cent).
 
Rockhampton Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on-time arrivals (59.1 per cent) and the lowest percentage of on-time departures (63.4 per cent).
 
These figures only refer to reported routes and do not cover all flights at these airports.

Australia's on-time stats at nearly 80 per cent in October

For October 2017, on-time performance over all routes operated by participating Australian airlines (Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Regional Express, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) averaged 79.0 per cent for on time arrivals and 79.7 per cent for on time departures according to the latest data from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE).
Cancellations represented 2.3 per cent of all scheduled flights. The equivalent figures for October 2016 were 82 per cent for on time arrivals, 83.4 per cent for on time departures and 1.8 per cent for cancellations. The month’s on time arrivals figure was lower than the long-term average performance for all routes (82.7 per cent) and the on-time departures figure was also lower than the long-term average (84.1 per cent).
 
The rate of cancellations was higher than the long-term average of 1.4 per cent.
 
Qantas achieved the highest on-time arrivals figure at 83.1 per cent followed by Virgin Australia at 79.5 per cent, Jetstar at 77.1 per cent and Tigerair Australia at 67.4 per cent.
 
Of the regional airlines, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines recorded 80.2 per cent for on-time arrivals, followed by QantasLink at 79.8 per cent and Regional Express at 77.6 per cent. The Qantas network (Qantas and QantasLink's combined operations) recorded 81.4 per cent for on-time arrivals while the Virgin Australia network (Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines' combined operations) recorded 79.5 per cent.
 
Qantas also achieved the highest level of on-time departures among the major domestic airlines for October 2017 at 83.6 per cent, followed by Virgin Australia at 81.5 per cent, Jetstar at 74.0 per cent and Tigerair Australia at 70.2 per cent.
 
Of the regional airlines, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines recorded 80.8 per cent, followed by QantasLink at 80.4 per cent and Regional Express at 80.2 per cent. The Qantas network recorded 81.9 per cent for on-time departures while the Virgin Australia network recorded 81.5 per cent. QantasLink recorded the highest percentage of cancellations (4.7 per cent) during the month, followed by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (4.0 per cent), Regional Express and Qantas (both at 2.0 per cent), Tigerair Australia (1.9 per cent), Virgin Australia (1.6 per cent) and Jetstar (0.7 per cent). Airlines’ on-time performance varies across the routes they serve.
 
Of the 64 routes which met the criteria for on-time performance reporting in October 2017, the Darwin-Perth and Perth-Darwin routes had the highest percentage of on time arrivals (95.3 per cent) and the Perth-Darwin route recorded the highest percentage of on-time departures (96.9 per cent).
 
The Brisbane-Rockhampton route had the lowest percentage of on-time arrivals (59.1 per cent) and the Sunshine Coast-Melbourne route had the lowest percentage of on-time departures (61.6 per cent).
 
Cancellations were highest on the Mount Isa-Brisbane route at 10.7 per cent, followed by the Hamilton Island-Brisbane route at 10.4 per cent, the Port Hedland-Perth route at 7.9 per cent, the Brisbane-Hamilton Island route at 7.6 per cent and the Brisbane-Mount Isa route at 6.7 per cent. Newman Airport recorded the highest percentage of on-time arrivals (94.0 per cent) and the highest percentage of on-time departures (93.4 per cent).
 
Rockhampton Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on-time arrivals (59.1 per cent) and the lowest percentage of on-time departures (63.4 per cent).
 
These figures only refer to reported routes and do not cover all flights at these airports.