FlySafair Tops Global Rankings for On-Time Performance in 2023

FlySafair ranks as the most on-time low-cost carrier with an on-time performance of 92.36% in 2023.


FlySafair (FA) has been recognised as the leading low-cost carrier in punctuality, globally, and the second in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, according to Cirium’s 2023 On-Time Performance Review.

An on-time flight is defined as one that arrives within 15 minutes of the scheduled gate arrival.

FlySafair achieved an on-time arrival rate of 92.36% from a total of 55,444 flights, as revealed by Cirium.


“Airline and airport winners steered through the year’s operational hurdles with exceptional performance. Their relentless pursuit of efficiency and punctuality is commendable as we venture into 2024, a year brimming with promise for the aviation sector.”

Jeremy Bowen, CEO of Cirium

Regional Winners in On-Time Performance

The winners in other regions include Delta Air Lines in North America, also marking its third consecutive year as Cirium’s Platinum Award recipient, ANA for Asia Pacific, Oman Air for the Middle East and Africa, Copa in Latin America, and Iberia Express in Europe.

Oman Air: MEA's On-Time Champion for 2023
Image/ Oman Air

Most On-Time Airlines 2023 – Middle East and Africa (MEA) Region

  • Oman Air (WY) 92.53%
  • FlySafair (FA) 92.36%
  • Royal Air Jordanian (RJ) 87.51%
  • Qatar Airways (QR) 85.11%
  • Etihad Airways (EY) 82.90%
    Source/ Cirium

Cirium’s On-Time Performance program monitors global airline operational performance, focusing on various aspects, including airlines, airports, global distribution systems, and civil aviation authorities.