Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways emerges as the second most efficient airline in Africa

Kenya Airways has been ranked as Africa’s second most efficient airline by aviation analytics company Cirium. This was in a global on-time performance review of airlines and airports.

The latest On-Time Performance Review report indicated that the airline attained an impressive 71.86% on-time arrival rate out of 41,905 completed flights in 2023. The airline was overall ranked 10th in the Middle East & Africa region.

An on-time flight is defined as a flight that arrives within 15 minutes of the scheduled gate arrival. For an airport, it is defined as departing within 15 minutes of its scheduled departure.

Allan Kilavuka CEO Kenya Airways, said, “The high rankings result from Kenya Airways persistent focus and delivery of on-time performance each month of the year, which has been a cornerstone of improving our guest experience strategy. This is a testament to our commitment to improving our on-time performance and our dedication to implementing real improvements on board.”

Cirium CEO Jeremy Bowen, said, “The program aims to provide the airline industry and its stakeholders with a neutral, third-party perspective on operational performance for individual airlines.”

Cirium’s On-Time Performance program monitors global airline operational performance using information from an extensive array of sources, including airlines, airports, and civil aviation authorities, and offers a neutral, third-party perspective. The program studies over 30 million flights a year.