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European airlines accounted for nearly half of the world’s top 20 airlines measured by best on-time performance in November, and many European carriers jumped several spots from their October ranking.

Aeroflot was the world’s most prompt airline last month, one of nine European carriers making FlightStats top 20 list with 93.22% of its 21,919 scheduled flights arriving on-time. Though it may have had the best record, Aeroflot’s average delay time was 73.48 minutes, the highest out of any airline FlightStats looked at. Aeroflot was number two overall in October.

Iberia took a hard fall in November, dropping six spots to number seven after being first overall in October. Two Japanese airlines, JAL and ANA, made the top 10, as well as Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s flagship carrier. Delta is the sole U.S. airline in the top 20, with 15.52% of its flights delayed and an average delay time of 55.32 minutes.

Alaska Airlines held onto its perch as most on-time airline on the top 10 list for U.S airlines, with 86.44% of flights on-time and a 44.37 average delay time, the shortest delay time for the list. Delta, Virgin America and Southwest following Alaska in second, third and fourth place respectively.

The top 13 most on-time global airlines all had smaller delay percentages than all top 10 U.S. airlines. American Airlines at the bottom of the U.S. list has an on-time percentage (76.46%) that’s more than 7% lower than TAM Linhas Aereas at the bottom of the global list with 83.68% of its flights arriving on-time.

Top 20 Most On-Time Global Airlines for November 2014

Rank Airline Scheduled Flights On-Time % Delay % Avg. Delay (Minutes)
1 Aeroflot 21,919 93.22% 6.78% 73.48
2 SAS 25,103 92.45% 7.55% 33.24
3 Austrian 9,179 92.07% 7.93% 37.67
4 JAL 21,987 91.95% 8.05% 36.26
5 KLM 17,576 91.25% 8.75% 43.6
6 ANA 36,117 90.30% 9.70% 30.95
7 Iberia 14,032 89.89% 10.11% 33.42
8 Lufthansa 41,433 89.61% 10.39% 33.49
9 Saudia 15,100 88.99% 11.01% 40.51
10 Air Berlin 14,659 88.78% 11.22% 35.48
11 Air Europa 5,866 88.60% 11.40% 37.11
12 Air New Zealand 16,158 88.17% 11.83% 32.73
13 Jet Airways 14,578 87.10% 12.90% 38.95
14 Virgin Australia 14,558 85.74% 14.26% 46.86
15 Korean Air 11,525 85.60% 14.40% 26.93
16 Air France 28,324 85.16% 14.84% 33.89
17 Delta Air Lines 146,116 84.48% 15.52% 55.32
18 Qantas 21,930 84.19% 15.81% 45.84
19 Singapore Airlines 6,839 84.19% 15.81% 32.34
20 TAM Linhas Aereas 24,495 83.68% 16.32% 44.94

Top 10 Most On-Time U.S. Airlines for November 2014

Rank Airline Scheduled Flights On-Time % Delay % Avg. Delay (Minutes)
1 Alaksa Airlines 26,099 86.44% 13.56% 44.37
2 Delta Air Lines 146,116 84.48% 15.52% 55.32
3 Virgin America 4,837 83.22% 16.78% 63.68
4 Southwest Airlines 97,012 82.85% 17.15% 44.76
5 JetBlue Airways 24,095 82.46% 17.54% 50.69
6 US Airways 87,770 80.02% 19.58% 50
7 United Airlines 142,787 78.29% 21.71% 60.83
8 Air Canada 42,799 77.43% 22.57% 50.24
9 Spirit Airlines 9,038 77.24% 22.76% 59.49
10 American Airlines 100,749 76.46% 23.54% 56.63

Source: FlightStats

Photo Credit: An Aeroflot Airbus A320. Clément Alloing / Flickr