Los Angeles International Airport was ranked fifth in the world and third in the United States for on-time flight performance among mega airports with more than 30 million departing scheduled seats in 2018, the airport announced Tuesday.
LAX's on-time flight performance was 79.95 percent last year, according to OAG, a company that provides flight status and schedule information.
"We know that on-time departures and arrivals contribute significantly to exceptional guest experiences and benefit the environment,'' said Deborah Flint, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports. "We are proud to have catapulted into the top five on OAG's Punctuality League, which affirms our investments in our facilities and that we are working effectively with our airline and government partners to ensure consistent, efficient, and reliable service at LAX."
The Punctuality League 2019 rankings are based on 58 million flight records using data from 2018. OAG defines on-time performance as flights that arrive or depart within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival or departure times, and airports must also have a minimum of 2.5 million departing seats to be included. Data are not included for flights such as charter or non-passenger operations.
In 2018, LAX was ranked 11th in the Punctuality League with an on-time flight performance of 74.66 percent among mega airports, based on flight data analyzed during 2017.