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Pacific Blue achieves impressive February punctuality rate

New Zealand-based cheap flights carrier Pacific Blue achieved a domestic on-time performance rate of 94.4 percent in February.

New Zealand-based cheap flights carrier Pacific Blue achieved a domestic on-time performance rate of 94.4 percent in February.

The figure comes after January’s on-time total of 94.9 percent and, according to the airline, is helping to boost loyalty among passengers in the competitive Australasian flights market.

Mark Pitt, Pacific Blue’s chief executive officer, said the carrier was the first in New Zealand to regularly publish its on-time performance results.

"Domestic travellers understand that good on-time performance reflects an airline’s commitment to excellent service," he commented.

"It shows we respect our guests and we appreciate that their time is valuable."

During the past six months, Pacific Blue has achieved monthly punctuality totals of between 90 percent and 69 percent, with the current average standing at 93.5 percent.

The airline has been publishing its on-time performance ratings online since last July, with data stretching back over the past 12 months.

Pacific Blue is the New Zealand subsidiary of Australian airline Virgin Blue, which commenced flights in August 2000.

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