A Brazilian carrier was once again named the most on-time airline in South America. According to data from FlightStats, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A, a Brazilian carrier based in Barueri, a suburb of São Paulo, had 89.5% of its flights departing within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure time in 2018.
Azul also led all Brazilian and South American airlines in the A15 category, with 86.47% of flights arriving within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure time. This excellence in execution puts Azul amongst the top 5 most on-time airlines in the world when considering airlines with more than 100,000 or more yearly departures.
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“Here at Azul we focus on punctuality so that our customers can focus on what is really important, being with their family, friends or colleagues. Another year of being the industry leader in this category is an incredible accomplishment and I would like to thank our more than 12,000 crewmembers for taking care of our customers each and every day. The Azul network depends on this on-time performance to execute our 900 or so daily flights to more than 110 destinations in Brazil and around the world and our customers appreciate the unique and convenient connections that only Azul can provide”, says John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul.