We determine finalists and winners by examining flight status and arrival data from over 600 global sources from over 500 airlines around the world. Data includes published schedules, government agencies, civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports, and major airline reservation systems. Priority is given to the most reliable and timely sources. Our team implements corroborative analysis to “grade” and prioritize each source, using in-house tools configured to use the most reliable sources in each situation. Assigning tracking coverage thresholds to award categorizations requires careful consideration of the nature of airline operations and their underlying statistical performance.
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- How do you define Block Time?
- How do you define Seats (Millions) and Available Seat Kilometers (ASK)?
- What airline code is used in the On-Time Performance Review?
- How are airports selected for the annual OTP Review?
- Can you tell me more about the flight status and arrival data?
- What categories are included in the On-Time Performance Review?
- How do I improve my coverage?
- How does an airline become placed in the Low-Cost Carrier category?
- Why is On-Time Performance divided between mainline and network?
- When do you publish the free online OTP Monthly report?