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South African Airways Among World's Most Punctual Airlines

South African Airways (SAA) has been named as one of the top performing airlines globally for on-time performance (OTP) by travel data and analytics company, Cirium.

SAA was ranked fourth in the category for Middle East and Africa mainline carriers, ahead of some of its major competitors, making SAA the leading African carrier on OTP.

According to IATA’s benchmark of OTP, an airline is on-time when it arrives within 15 minutes of the scheduled time of arrival or departs within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure time.

South African Airways’s overall on-time performance across its route network is 85.69%.

A member of Star Alliance, SAA serves 57 destinations within South Africa and across the continent in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low-cost carrier, Mango. It also flies to 8 intercontinental destinations from its Johannesburg hub.

Cirium works with over 90% of the world’s top 50 airlines. It provides a definitive list of the world’s best performing airlines and airports for on-time flight operations.

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