Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier has been independently ranked first among major airlines from the Middle East and Africa for on-time-punctuality for the 5th Annual Airline On-time Performance Service Awards.

gulf-air-bahrainStatistics released by FlightStats Data, an independent provider of flight information services, showed that Gulf Air registered an average on-time punctuality of 92% for the arrival and departure of its flights within 15 minutes of schedule in 2013.

Middle East and Africa Major Airlines – Top On-time Arrival Performance in 2013
1. (GF) Gulf Air
2. (SA) South African Airways
3. (SV) Saudia
4. (TK) Turkish Airlines
5. (QR) Qatar Airways
6. (MS) EgyptAir
7. (EK) Emirates
8. (RJ) Royal Jordanian
9. (ET) Ethiopian Airlines
10 (LY) El Al

FlightStats has been monitoring airlines’ on-time performance since 2004, tracking over 150,000 flights per day, i.e. nearly 80% of all scheduled passenger flights globally. FlightStats examines flight status and arrival data aggregated from global sources including civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports and major airline reservation systems. FlightStats has published the On-time Performance Service (OPS) Awards for the last five years in an effort to recognize the “Best of the Best” Airlines for punctual travel.