According to independent US company FlightStats
Alitalia ranked second most punctual airline in Europe and eighth in the world in 2018 with 83.2 per cent of flights landed on schedule. The Alitalia’s on-time performance was for the twelve months of 2018 always higher than the average punctuality index of European and world airlines.
Confirming the excellent performance of its operations, in 2018 Alitalia ranked second in Europe also for the reliability of its flights, with a 99.1% completion factor.
This is what emerges from the analysis performed by FlightStats, the authoritative US independent society which every month drafts the list of the major airlines in the world for on-time performance and completion factor, comparing the data of equivalent airlines for size and network.
Recognizing the excellent operating performance of the Italian airline in 2018, FlighStats awarded Alitalia with a certificate of excellence attesting its position among the most efficient European airlines.
FlightStats is one of the few data service companies that monitors almost every flight operated by each airline. FlighStats follows the “A14” on-time performance method, monitoring flights which arrive at the gate less than 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.
The completion factor measures the number of flights operated compared to those planned. In other words, a more regular airline is the one that less cancels its flights.