JAKARTA (JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, has been recognised as the most on-time airport in Southeast Asia in April 2018 by UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG.
According to OAG'S research, Juanda airport recorded over 1,000 flights in one month.
The results were based on independent research performed by OAG, and were published in the April 2018 OAG Flightview Monthly OTP Report.
The on-time performance for Juanda was ranked at 95.5 per cent, higher than Singapore's Changi International Airport's 87.1 per cent.
On-time performance refers to arrivals and departures within 15 minutes of their scheduled times.
Three airports run by PT Angkasa Pura 1 (Persero) made the list. Besides Juanda, Supadio International Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, came in second place with 90.2 per cent and Lombok International Airport was in fifth place with an on-time performance of 88 per cent.
"On-time performance is one of the most important benchmarks in the global aviation industry. This international recognition is achieved with the support of every stakeholder, such as airlines, AirNav Indonesia, the Indonesian Navy, the groundhandling service provider and the passengers. We will continue collaborating with stakeholders to ensure safe and effective operational activities for passengers during their time in the airports," said Mr Faik Fahmi, director of PT Angkasa Pura 1 (Persero) in a press release received by The Jakarta Post.
Juanda airport was also named the world's most punctual airport in 2016.
In the first quarter of 2018, Juanda International Airport served 4.9 million passengers, an increase from 4.6 million passengers in 2017.