Airline On Time Performance Statistics —Monthly

Summary — June 2024

For June 2024, on time performance over all routes operated by participating airlines (Hinterland, Jetstar, Qantas, QantasLink, Rex Airlines, Skytrans, Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) averaged 76.8 per cent for on time arrivals and 77.8 per cent for on time departures. The cancellation rate for the month was 2.5 per cent. The equivalent figures for June 2023 were 69.0 per cent for on time arrivals, 70.3 per cent for on time departures and 3.6 per cent for cancellations.

This month’s on time arrivals figure was lower than the long term average performance for all routes (80.9 per cent) and the on time departures figure was also lower than the long term average (82.1 per cent). The rate of cancellations was higher than the long term average of 2.2 per cent.

The Qantas network (Qantas and QantasLink combined operations) recorded 78.5 per cent for on time arrivals while the Virgin Australia network (Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines combined operations) recorded 74.8 per cent. Hinterland achieved the highest on time arrivals at 87.4 per cent, followed by Skytrans at 81.5 per cent, Qantas at 78.8 per cent, QantasLink at 78.4 per cent, Rex Airlines at 75.9 per cent, Virgin Australia at 75.0 per cent, Jetstar at 73.6 per cent and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 70.4 per cent.

The Qantas network recorded 79.6 per cent for on time departures while the Virgin Australia network recorded 76.6 per cent. Hinterland achieved the highest level of on time departures for June 2024 at 93.3 per cent, followed by Skytrans at 80.2 per cent, Qantas at 79.7 per cent, QantasLink at 79.5 per cent, Rex Airlines at 78.2 per cent, Virgin Australia at 76.8 per cent, Jetstar at 72.0 per cent and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at 68.9 per cent.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines recorded the highest percentage of cancellations at 7.9 per cent during the month, followed by Skytrans at 5.4 per cent, QantasLink at 3.4 per cent, Qantas at 3.1 per cent, Jetstar at 2.2 per cent, Virgin Australia at 1.7 per cent, Hinterland at 1.5 per cent and Rex Airlines at 1.1 per cent.

Airlines’ on time performance varies across the routes they serve. Individual route data by specific airline for 59 routes are shown on pages 10-21.

Of the 59 routes which met the criteria for on time performance reporting in June 2024, the Cairns-Townsville route had the highest percentage of on time arrivals (93.7 per cent), and the highest percentage of on time departures (92.3 per cent). The Darwin-Perth route had the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (58.6 per cent), while the Darwin-Brisbane route had the lowest percentage of on time departures (53.9 per cent).

Cancellations were highest on the Darwin-Perth route at 10.3 per cent, followed by the Perth-Darwin route at 9.0 per cent, the Kalgoorlie-Perth and Perth-Kalgoorlie routes at 8.3 per cent, the Townsville-Cairns route at 7.9 per cent and the Cairns-Townsville route at 6.6 per cent.

Wagga Wagga Airport recorded the highest percentage of on time arrivals (89.4 per cent), while Port Lincoln Airport had the highest percentage of on time departures (90.2 per cent). Rockhampton Airport recorded the lowest percentage of on time arrivals (64.9 per cent), while Darwin Airport had the lowest percentage of on time departures (58.3 per cent). These figures only refer to reported routes and do not cover all flights at these airports.

Table 1: Total Industry On Time Performance for June 2024

Reporting Airlines Sectors Scheduled Arrivals On Time % Departures On Time % Cancellations %
Hinterland 987 87.4 93.3 1.5
Jetstar 6,849 73.6 72.0 2.2
Qantas - all QF designated services 19,311 78.5 79.6 3.3
Rex Airlines 5,766 75.9 78.2 1.1
Skytrans 977 81.5 80.2 5.4
Virgin Australia - all VA designated services 11,318 74.8 76.6 1.9
All Airlines 45,208 76.8 77.8 2.5
Individual operating entities
Qantas 7,665 78.8 79.7 3.1
QantasLink 11,646 78.4 79.5 3.4
Virgin Australia 10,962 75.0 76.8 1.7
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines 356 70.4 68.9 7.9

Figure 1: Total Industry On Time Performance by month from June 2021

Total Industry On Time Performance by month from June 2021