The 2nd most on time airport in the world belongs to El Salvador

January 31, 2020

El Salvador International Airport, San Óscar Arnulfo Romero, is the second most punctual airport in the world.

The category in which the airport appears is ‘Small Airports’, only surpassed by the Minsk terminal (Belarus), which tops the ranking with an OTP (on-time performance) of 92.6%. The category also includes the ones in Guayaquil and Quito in Ecuador; Curitiba from Brazil and Reno, Nevada in the United States.

This information is part of the Punctuality League 2020 Ranking, carried out by OAG, the global provider of aeronautical information.

OAG is the leading global provider of digital aeronautical information that provides accurate, timely and actionable data and applications to the entire air transport sector, such as airlines, airports, government agencies, aircraft manufacturers, consultancies and related companies worldwide.

In the ranking, OAG measures the punctuality of low-cost and traditional airlines, while airports group them in the category of mega large, very large, large, medium and small.

According to this ranking, El Salvador complies with 86.2% of OTP. Furthermore, the top 20 small airports have an average compliance in operations of 84.2%.

Punctual performance consists in the arrival and departure of a flight within 15 minutes according to the travel program.

The small airports, according to the OAG, are those that have a movement between 2.5 and 5 million exit seats. It is in line with the official data of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), which reveal that the flow of passengers throughout 2019 amounted to 3.73 million.

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