Airlink has been named as the most on-time airline in South Africa in the annual On-Time Performance (OTP) Review released by Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA).
According to ACSA, 98.11% per cent of Airlink’s flights operated on-time in 2021, maintaining its position from 2020 when its overall on-time performance was consistently better than 96%.
“It proves that there is always room for improvement. On-time performance is crucial for our customers who rely on Airlink for their business and leisure travel in the region, including those connecting with our expanding list of long-haul partner airlines. The reliability of our service has helped to fuel demand for our flights. As a result of our steady growth, Airlink now provides its hallmark service on mainline routes in addition to serving our traditional base of smaller cities and towns. Today, our fleet of over 50 aircraft serve more than 45 destinations across the widest network of all airlines in the region,” explained Airlink CEO and managing director, Rodger Foster.
“Similarly, cargo shippers depend on Airlink to ensure their goods reach their markets on time and in pristine condition,” he added.
The On-Time Performance compares the actual on\off-block time (when aircraft moves into bay or aircraft pushes back) against the airline schedule time (slot time for International Airlines Transport Association level 3 coordinated airports) for arrival and departing flights. To be classified as “on-time”, departures and arrivals have to occur within 15 minutes of their published schedule
“This performance is a testament to our laser focus on providing excellent and reliable service. It also reflects the dedication and hard work of our partners and service providers in giving our customers a frictionless travel experience,” said Foster
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo
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