Bamboo Airways is the most on-time airline in the first 6 months of 2019
11th July 2019 - 5:12
With the on-time performance rate (OTP) of 93.8%, Bamboo Airways is the most punctual airline in the industry for the first half of 2019, according to a recent report by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam.
On July 8, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam announced a report on on-time flight exploitation of Vietnam’s airlines in the first 6 months of 2019.
Accordingly, in the first half of 2019, Bamboo Airways has carried out 6,700 flights, in which the number of on-time flights is 6,287 flights, corresponding to the OTP rate of 93.8%, higher than the average rate of 84.8% of the industry.
With this impressive figure, Bamboo Airways achieved the highest OTP rate in Vietnam’s aviation industry, exceeding that of Copa Airlines – the world’s most punctual airline in 2018 with 89.79%, and the global average OTP rate of approximately 75%.
VASCO came in second with 6,186 on-time flights on a total of 6,650 flights, equivalent to the OTP rate of 93%. The 3rd and 4th positions belong to Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air with the OTP rate of 89.1% and 81.5% respectively.
Jetstar Pacific had 14,177 on-time flights in a total of 18,146 operating flights, accounting for 78.1% – the lowest rate in the industry.
According to the report of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, the lateness is often caused by aircraft’s late arrival, unexpected problems of equipment and airport services, unscientific flight schedules, airport management and administration, and bad weather.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam said that the delay and cancellation caused great impacts not only for airlines, passengers, and service providers at airports but also for the whole economy.
Bamboo Airways’ representative said that the Airline was constantly making its efforts to improve the OTP rate, ensuring the absolute security for every flight.
Specifically, Bamboo Airways is promoting the development of human and material resources, in which Bamboo Airways’ fleet would reach 30 – 40 aircraft including Airbus A321neo and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner models by 2020. It is expected that the first wide-body aircraft will be handed over to Bamboo Airways by Boeing in QIV/2020.
Earlier, in order to serve its operation, Bamboo Airways was planning to lease aircraft from its partners, and aiming to put into operation Boeing 787–9 aircraft this year.
Bamboo Airways’ representative also said that after 6 months of operation, the average load factor of Bamboo Airways was 90% and safe flight rate reached 100%. Bamboo Airways will also welcome its first 1,000,000th passenger in July 2019.