The Cirium 2022 On-Time Performance Review is the global gold standard for airline and airport performance and it will be published later this week, containing results for all airline categories, more detail, and analysis.

The past year saw a challenging operational environment across the world, particularly in Europe and North America, with many airlines and airports experiencing delays, disruptions, and resource challenges. Others continue to emerge from Covid restrictions, especially in the Asia Pacific region. Despite this climate, many airlines and airports worldwide excelled.

Asia-Pacific was considerably slower to open up air travel post-Covid compared to the rest of the world. Japan reopened its international borders in October and two of its airlines — All Nippon Airways (88.61%) and Japan Airlines 88.00% — were No.2 and No.3 on Cirium’s leaderboard.

Japan’s StarFlyer was named the world’s leading low-cost carrier (95.23% punctuality across nearly 22,000 flights) and Tokyo’s Haneda was the top airport performer globally for on-time departures (90.33% punctuality across more than 370,000 flights).

It was a big year for travel to the Middle East, with the delayed Expo 2020 Dubai and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 both taking place, but Emirates (at No.7) and Qatar Airways (at No.10) rose to the challenge well.

No European airlines or airports appeared in Cirium’s top 10s of global leaders and no UK airline or airport even made the grade for its regional ranking of the best performers in Europe.

Spain’s Iberia, with 85.87% punctuality across more than 91,000 flights, was named top in Europe.

According to cirium/CNN