Alitalia: In January second most punctual airline in the world

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  • 89.04% of flights arrived on-time. According to independent US company FlightStats


Alitalia has ranked second most punctual airline in the world in January 2019 with 89.04% of flights landed on schedule, according to the report published by FlightStats, the authoritative US independent society which every month drafts the list of the major airlines in the world for on-time performance, comparing the data of equivalent airlines for size and network.

The analysis performed by FlightStats reported that the Alitalia’s on-time performance was, in January, 10 percentage points higher than the average punctuality index of world airlines (78.6%).

The data related to the month of January follow the success registered during 2018, confirming the Italian airline’s excellent on-time performance: with 83.2% of flights landed on schedule, last year Alitalia ranked second most punctual airline in Europe and eighth in the world.

FlightStats is one of the few data service companies that monitors almost every flight operated by each airline. FlightStats follows the “A14” on-time performance method, monitoring flights which arrive at the gate less than 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.

Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana ( is the Italian largest airline. As part of its 2018/2019 winter schedule, Alitalia flies to 77 destinations, including 22 Italian and 55 international destinations, with over 3,600 weekly flights and 102 routes. 

Alitalia boasts one of the most modern and efficient fleets in the world. It is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and is part of the Transatlantic Joint Venture alongside Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines.