ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 23, 2019 — Etihad Airways has posted its best December operational on-time performance (OTP) results since 2010, concluding a successful year for its flight operations.
In 2018, the
airline recorded network punctuality of 82 per cent for flight departures and
84 per cent for arrivals – results that place Etihad Airways as one of the most
reliable and punctual airlines in the world for 2018. OTP for departures at the
airline’s Abu Dhabi hub was 80 per cent, and 85 per cent for arrivals. Across its
network, the airline completed 99.7 per cent of flights as scheduled in 2018.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer,
Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad is pleased to have recorded these strong on-time
performance figures for 2018. The results across both our hub and network are a
testament to our continued focus on safe and punctual operations. Equally
pleasing is that in December 2018, Etihad achieved its best OTP results since
2010, a great achievement during one of our busiest travel periods.”
OTP is calculated on actual flight arrival
and departure times within 15 minutes of the published schedule, taking into
consideration a variety of external factors including weather disruption and