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Nearly all of Korean Air’s 2008 flights departed on time

Almost 100 percent of Korean Air's flights departed on time during 2008, figures from Boeing and Airbus have revealed.

Almost 100 percent of Korean Air’s flights departed on time during 2008, figures from Boeing and Airbus have revealed.

Some 99.86 percent of the airline’s flights departed on time over the course of the year, which is an increase from 2007’s figure of 99.83 percent.

The figure means that Korean Air has the best punctuality performance of any major airline.

John Jackson, Korean Air’s director of marketing for the Americas, said the award was "a great honour" and a recognition of the service it provides.

"It’s all part of customer service which is the real differentiator among the majors," he explained.

"We can fly anyone anywhere they need to go and get them there on time."

The carrier, which flies to 116 destinations in 39 countries, operated nearly 400 passenger flights every day using its fleet of 124 aircraft.

Korean Air announced earlier this month that it intended to launch new flights to Shizuoka from Seoul.

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