Washington Post – The world’s most reliable major airports are in Japan and its least reliable are in China, according to a new study on flight departure times by the company FlightStats. The report looked at dozens of the world’s highest-traffic airports, examining thousands of flights from each during the month of June to see how frequently they left on time. The more likely a flight from that airport was to leave on time, the better the airport could be said to perform.
New Business Ethiopia – Latest statistics published by FlightStats Data, a provider of flight information services, revealed Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, to be the region’s most punctual full service carrier for the first six months of 2013. The data confirmed the airline’s average OTP for its flight arrivals in the first two quarters of the year to be above 90%.
SouthAfrica.Info – South African Airways (SAA) is the most on-time airline in the world, according to the June 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report by global flight and airport information services company FlightStats.
Roads and Kingdoms – There’s a mural that wraps itself around the rim of the yurt-style dome that forms the arrival and departure halls of the shiny new Dongsheng Airport, which serves Ordos in Inner Mongolia.
In glorious color it traces the story of Genghis Khan, the man who emerged from the steppes (which still surround the terminal), and conquered most of what was the known world back in 1200s.
Epoch Times – A photo of two female flight attendants praying for their plane to be on time has been circulating online, following a recent U.S. company report that named Beijing as having the world’s most delayed flights.
Heads bowed, kneeling before an improvised altar—a food trolley covered by two red napkins—two female flight attendants conjoined their hands in front of a poster with two embroidered Chinese characters, 正点 (pronounced zhen dian), meaning “be on time.”