According to Government statistics, Tiger Airways has made a promising return to the Australian market with the best on-time performance, while Jetstar was the worst domestically.
Tiger reported a 90 percent on-time performance rate, while Jetstar lagged at 77 percent.
Qantas and Virgin Australia’s on-time performance was 83 percent.
Tiger was grounded last year and forced to return on a reduced schedule, making way for the 24 percent increase in on-time arrivals, according to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics.
Tiger Airways spokeswoman Vanessa Regan said the airline was pleased with the punctuality of flights over the past year and was continuing to resume domestic services gradually.
“The airline is ramping up services with its new Sydney base and all 10 aircraft will be flying by September 2012 with up to 64 daily services by October 2012.”
A Jetstar spokesperson blamed the unpredictable weather at airports in south-east Queensland, where Jetstar fly more than half of their domestic services.
“Aircraft patterns typically touch multiple airports within a given day,” he said.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T