Dec 22, 2016

Sri Lankan, among the world’s punctual airlines

Sri Lanka’s national carrier - SriLankan Airlines has continued to be ranked among the most punctual international airlines by the global flight data monitoring organisation Flightstats, with its punctuality improving in the last five months.

SriLankan was ranked 6th most punctual in the world for July 2016, 14th in August, 16th in September, 6th in October and 11th in November, according to an analysis of data by Flightstats (, a statement said.

Flightstats data shows the national carrier’s punctuality has improved, having been ranked 26th’in May, 25th in April, 27th in March, 30th in February and 32nd in January 2016.

SriLankan was also ranked 4th in both October and November 2016 among member airlines of theoneworld airline alliance, which has for three consecutive years been rated as the most punctual alliance, the statement said.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved at the airport particularly in the last few months,” said SriLankan’s CEO Suren Ratwatte.

“The team has come together superbly to achieve benchmarks that the national carrier has not been able to attain previously. It is all part of the active restructuring that the new management team has embarked on.”