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Copenhagen the best, Heathrow among worst for on-time flights

OAG Punctuality League 2015 ranks Danish capital as most punctual and Heathrow as 16
06/01/2016

Copenhagen Airport was the most punctual out of all major meetings destinations in 2015.

Copenhagen has the most punctual airport out of ICCA's top 20 meetings destinations, with 89 per cent of its flights on time, while Heathrow is one of the worst.


OAG Punctuality League 2015 found the Danish capital was the best performer among all major meeting destinations, which researchers say will boost its appeal among event planners.


The second best performing ICCA destination was Berlin with 86 per cent On-Time Performance (OTP), followed by Vienna (85 per cent OTP) and in fourth place, Singapore (84.75 per cent OTP).


Heathrow was one of the worst performing airports among ICCA's top 20 list, coming in at 16, where one in four flights are delayed.


Paris, ICCA's number 1 meetings and convention city, didn't fare much better. It earned 14th place, after achieving 75 per cent OTP.


John Grant, senior analyst, OAG, said: "By including the top meetings and conventions cities in our Punctuality League report, businesses can identify which cities are most, or least, likely to suffer delays – ultimately making decisions on which city to hold meetings in easier. With such an impressive OTP result, perhaps we will see Copenhagen rising up the popular Meetings and Conventions Cities charts next year.


“The Punctuality League benchmarking tool is a powerful ‘key performance indicator’ as well as a potential service differentiator for marketing the products to travellers. An airline’s schedule is a key element of what the traveller is buying – passengers need to be able to plan around realistic and reliable arrival times and connecting time requirements.”


OAG looked at more than 50 million flight records to compile the data. It also broke down results into airport sizes based on the number of passengers passing through.


The top 10 meetings cities based on on-time performance were:



















































1



Copenhagen



88.53% OTP



2



Berlin



86.29%



3



Vienna



85.12%



4



Singapore



84.75%



5



Stockholm



84.23%



6



Prague



83.74%



7



Madrid



82.62%



8



Brussels



81.17%



9



Amsterdam



81.15%



10



Barcelona



79.56%




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