A number of airports and airlines have asked us to report on the on-time performance of their organizations based on the global coverage of our flight tracking services. Increasingly they depend on FlightView to supply the most accurate, fastest information about the flights they are operating or servicing, both in real time and collected as historical flight information.
As a result of delivering historic and real-time flight information to our customers, we have discovered high interest within the ATI community for information of this kind to help understand where opportunities lie to improve their operational and marketing capabilities.
Starting this January, each month we will report the on-time performance of the world’s largest airlines and airports (by number of flights).
The first Global Airline On-Time Performance Report is available for download now.
In addition to on-time performance this month we included the completion percentage of those airlines. More than 130 global airlines are ranked by both on-time arrivals and completion percentages.
Get January's Global Airline Report here.
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Winter storm Janus derailed travel plans from the Midwest to the busy Northeast corridor this week, delaying and cancelling thousands of flights across the country.
Snow, windstorms and arctic temperatures attributed to the Polar Vortex wreaked havoc on air travel during the first 10 days of 2014. Airports from Maine to the Dakotas were whammied by the cold and snow. Airlines with large operations at airports in the northeast and midwest were whipped so badly it seemed as if they simply gave up for a few days there.
No surprise to anyone in the industry but the first week of 2014 was really rough on air travel in North America. Joe Sharkey in the New York Times today reported (based on FlightView’s data) that from Jan. 2 through Jan. 9 “airlines in the US canceled 27,779 flights out of 243,842 scheduled departures” or a whopping 11.4%. Of those that actually operated during the entire period, fewer than half arrived within 15 minutes of schedule.
How bad was it (besides really bad) for an airline near you? Take a look at the first 9 days of the year and how North American airlines were affected – which were hardest hit and which skated by.
December, 2013, was a challenging month for air travel in North America. Among other natural phenomena, a layer of frozen slush covered north Texas for a good part of the month, and snow and cold gripped the midwest and the northeast. So how was air travel affected in these places during the month?
November, 2013, was a difficult travel month if connecting through any of the major hub airports. Weather was the primary culprit, causing, for example, about one in twenty flights to and from Dallas/Ft. Worth to be cancelled. At many hubs, flights that did operate, arrived late – and the departures left close to on-time, squeezing connection times and causing travelers to scramble. We've defined those compressed connection times as the "Squeeze Factor", which is a good indicator of whether a traveler will miss their connecting flight.
We’ve put together an infographic showing 'The Squeeze Factor', an indicator of the “best and worst” hub airports to connect through in November, along with rankings of the best and worst on-time arrival airport performers and the top 6 hubs with the most cancellations in November.
Not so good if you were in any of the large parts of America that were badly affected by winter storms – or if you had to fly to or from those wet, windy and snowy locales.
At FlightView we aggregate and consolidate – and save and report – real-time flight information from hundreds of sources around the world. So we are among the first to know whether flights will run early, late – or at all. And we compile all that data to enable airports and airlines to look back, see what happened, find out why, and operate more smoothly the next time weather events mess up the works.
Just before Thanksgiving, we attended The PhoCusWright Conference for travel industry professionals which Travel & Leisure magazine calls the "epicenter of travel technology". We were impressed by the highly informative and thought-provoking presentations - here are a few of our favorite takeaways and glimpses of innovations that could be helping us all travel smarter in the very near future.
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Last year terminal concession revenues from retail, food & beverage, and services totaled $1.5 Billion, or over 20% of all non-aeronautical revenue at U.S. airports, according to ACI-NA’s 2013 Airport Concessions Benchmarking Survey. Passenger spend on airport concessions has been slowly inching up each year, but not in-line with the cost and effort airports and airlines are funneling in to terminal retrofitting and redesigns. So what’s the best bang for your buck when it comes to IT investments that will improve the airport experience?