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AirLink ranked most punctual airline in South Africa

South Africa’s Airlink efficient passenger services have received their due recognition and have been ranked the ‘most punctual airline’ by the Airports Company South Africa’s (ACSA).

Airlink’s new title is based on its 98% average on-time performance for the year to date.

Airlink achieved a 98.11% score for August 2021 and the overall year to date for its flights departing and arriving at all ACSA-managed airports, says ACSA.

Based on ACSA metrics, to be considered “on-time” departures and arrivals have to occur within 15 minutes of their published schedule. ACSA further explained on its website that On-Time Performance compares the actual on\off-block time (when aircraft moves into bay or aircraft pushes back) against the airline schedule time (slot time for International Airlines Transport Association level 3 coordinated airports) for arrival and departing flights.

“This performance is a testament to our laser focus on providing excellent and reliable service.  It also reflects the dedication and hard work of our partners and service providers in giving our customers a frictionless travel experience,” said explained Airlink CEO and managing director, Rodger Foster.

“It proves that there is always room for improvement.  On-time performance is crucial for our customers who rely on Airlink for their business and leisure travel in the region, including those connecting with our expanding list of long-haul partner airlines.  The reliability of our service has helped to fuel demand for our flights.  As a result of our steady growth, Airlink now provides its hallmark service on mainline routes in addition to serving our traditional base of smaller cities and towns.  Today, our fleet of over 50 aircraft serve more than 45 destinations across the widest network of all airlines in the region,”

“Similarly, cargo shippers depend on Airlink to ensure their goods reach their markets on time and in pristine condition,” he added.

Ekene Lionel
Ekene Lionel is an author for The Aviator Africa, covering military aviation. He has worked as a journalist and defense tech writer for 5 years, much of that time focusing on military and emerging technologies.

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