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SAA named one of top airlines for punctuality

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SAA was ranked fourth in the category for Middle East and Africa mainline carriers.

South African Airways (SAA) has been named one of the top performing airlines globally for on-time performance (OTP) by travel data and analytics company, Cirium, the airline said yesterday.

SAA was ranked fourth in the category for Middle East and Africa mainline carriers, ahead of some of its major competitors, making SAA the leading African carrier on OTP.

“According to the International Airlines Transport Association’s benchmark of OTP, an airline is on-time when it arrives within 15 minutes of the scheduled time of arrival or departs within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure time. We are excited that most of the time we adhere to these deadlines,” said Zuks Ramasia, SAA acting CEO.

SAA’s overall on-time performance across its route network is 85.69%.

“We are encouraged by this latest announcement about our performance. It is an endorsement and occasion to celebrate a great achievement, especially when judged against our own peers, globally.”

Ramasia added that the company placed a high premium on punctuality, as measured through OTP.

Cirium works with over 90% of the world’s top 50 airlines.

– African News Agency (ANA)