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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

South African Airways declared the world’s most on-time airline

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South African Airways (SAA) has been declared the most on-time airline in the world. This follows the release of the June 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report by FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services. The report covers airlines and airports in North America, Europe and Asia.

According to Tim Clyde-Smith, SAA's Country Manager for Australasia, the FlightStats report indicated major international airlines on average delivered 75.85% of their flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June, down from May's 80.70%.

Cancellations were 1.39%, up from 1.09% in May.

"Only six major international carriers delivered over 90% of their flights on time, with SAA topping the list with 93.33%, outperforming several reputable airlines from around the world," Tim said.

"This is a fantastic result for SAA as we have now over the last five months achieved over 90% or above on-time performance, beating the list of the most on-time airlines in the world on three occasions," Tim said.

"The result speaks volumes about SAA's commitment and dedication to meet and exceed service levels for our customers, and to consistently match and beat much larger and more resourced carriers," he said.

"This is yet another feather in our caps as we continue to be the leading airline to and on the African continent," Tim concluded.

Note for editor: SAA has daily non-stop flights between Sydney and Perth to Johannesburg, with direct connections to the largest network in Africa including 26 destinations on the continent. SAA is the most awarded airline in Africa with recognition and achievements from major airline and travel industry bodies and from recognised passenger and industry surveys.  SAA is a member of STAR, the world's largest airline alliance which offers more than 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 194 countries.

For more information on SAA flights and reservations please call 1300 435 972 or see www.flysaa.com.au

For all SAA media releases see: www.africaourhome.com.au/media
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