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Europe’s most punctual airline is SAS

Europe's most punctual airline is SAS

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has been unveiled as Europe’s most punctual airline this summer, with 90.35 percent of the carrier’s flights on time during July.

This means that 14,312 of its 15,840 routes departed and arrived to schedule over the course of the month, with the figures for May and June standing at 91.3 percent and 90.62 percent respectively.

The data, which is generated from FlightStats Analytics, also showed that KLM was Europe’s second-most punctual airline in July, with an on-time rate of 84.5 percent. The Dutch carrier was closely followed by Norwegian (83.25 percent) and Air Berlin (72.58 percent).

The news is particularly welcome for SAS, as earlier this year it was announced as the continent’s most punctual airline over the course of 2009.

Flightstats examines data from 150,000 flights every day, with its figures archived for analysis and later publication.

It was recently revealed that SAS’s passenger traffic increased by 0.4 percent in June compared to the same month last year.