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SriLankan named ‘most punctual’

COLOMBO, October 14, 2018

SriLankan Airlines has been the world’s most punctual airline in September 2018 in the key categories of ‘Global Airlines’ and ‘Major Airlines’ by the flight data analysis company
An extraordinary 91.37 per cent of SriLankan Airlines’ flights in the month were on time according to an analysis by Flightstats.
Flightstats analysed data of 41 carriers in the category of ‘Global Airlines’ across every continent - Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and South America – including most of the world’s largest airlines. Airlines are categorised among four categories – the others being Regional Airlines and Low Cost Carriers – with some airlines appearing in more than one category.
In the ‘Global Airlines’ category, SriLankan’s punctuality was far ahead of the second placed US-based Delta Airlines with 86.74 per cent flights on time, while the third place went to the Japanese airline ANA with 86.61 per cent on time, said the SriLankan Airlines statement. 
In the ‘Major Airlines’ category, SriLankan was ahead of India’s IndiGo that was in second place with 86.92 per cent of flights being on time, and ANA was third.
SriLankan’s exceptional performance came on the heels of the airline having launched its dynamic new ‘Ready to Fly!’ programme at the beginning of September, to enhance its customer service by providing increased punctuality levels of its flights around the world.
SriLankan’s consistently high level of on-time performance is the result of a structured process that monitors and co-ordinates the performance of all departments and individual staff members responsible for various aspects of its operations. The degree of attention given for punctuality monitoring is infallibly high with zero tolerance for slips in the process. This process of coordination involves many internal and external entities and it is noteworthy that this is carried out in a highly regulated industry where 100 per cent compliance is expected for all statutory obligations.
A strict daily monitoring process examines every aspect of each flight and identifies shortcomings, with a measured process for immediate corrective measures and strict attribution of accountability. Root causes are examined, and delays attributed under concerned departments with remedial action, followed by weekly punctuality improvement meetings, and monitoring of follow up action and progress.
The national carrier of Sri Lanka is a member of the oneworld global airline alliance and operates a route network of 114 cities in 48 countries from its hub in Colombo. – TradeArabia News Service 

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