Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has been ranked first among major global airlines for on-time-punctuality for the month of July 2013.

gf-airbus-a320Statistics released by FlightStats DataFlightStats On-time Report – July 2013,an independent provider of flight information services, showed that Gulf Air registered an on-time punctuality of 93.04% for the arrival and departure of its flights within 15 minutes of schedule in July 2013.

Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Maher Salman Al Musallam said:

A core element of Gulf Air’s restructuring strategy is improving all aspects of our service including our flight punctuality. During the last six months our on-time-punctuality increased by close to 4% compared to last year. This was reflected during this period by the on-time or early arrival of over 20,000 Gulf Air flights that safely delivered our passengers to their preferred destinations. A number of the airline’s divisions are involved in ensuring Gulf Air’s high-level of on-time-performance; specifically, the  operations, ground services and engineering departments and it is rewarding to see their efforts paying off. We look forward to maintaining this excellent record going forward.’

Furthermore, in 2013 to date, Gulf Air has maintained its number one OTP position among the Middle East full service carriers, a spot it held consistently throughout last year.

FlightStats has been monitoring airlines’ on-time performance since 2004, tracking over 150,000 flights per day, i.e. nearly 80% of all scheduled passenger flights globally. FlightStats examines flight status and arrival data aggregated from global sources including civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports and major airline reservation systems.