Philippine Airlines (PAL) seems to be falling short when it comes to getting passengers to their destination on time. This is based on the latest report from FlightStats, a data services company that looks closely at commercial aviation.
FlightStats has given out awards for the best and worst airlines in the world. Based on their findings, PAL has ranked as one of the ten worst carriers when it comes to servicing international flights.
PAL: 2016's Fourth Worst Airline
According to a report from Bloomberg, PAL has been named the fourth worst airline of 2016. FlightStats had determined this by considering several factors, including on-time departure, on-time arrival, average departure delay, average arrival delay, scheduled flights, tracking as well as the capacity and route network.
Based on all these, PAL has scored 38.33 percent when it comes to its likelihood of suffering delay on its flights. Nonetheless, it seems any delay issue has not stopped PAL from expanding its network in 2017. Locally, the airline has announced more flights coming from Clark as a new flight from Cebu to Caticlan. At the same time, the local carrier also recently confirmed that it has been named the official airline for the Miss Universe beauty pageant once again.
Best And Worst Airlines Of 2016
As for the rest of the worst airlines of 2016 list, it also includes Hainan Airlines, Korean Air, Air China and Air India. Check out the complete list below
Ten Worst Airlines Of 2016:
1. El Al: 56 percent
2. Icelandair: 41.05 percent
3. Air India (AI): 38.71 percent
4. Philippine Airlines (PAL): 38.33 percent
5. Asiana Airlines: 37.46 percent
6. China Eastern Airlines: 35.8 percent
7. Hong Kong Airlines: 33.42 percent
8. Air China (AIRC): 32.73 percent
9. Korean Air: 31.74 percent
10. Hainan Airlines (HNA): 30.3 percent
So far, PAL has not issued a statement about being named one of the world's worst airlines. As for the best international airlines of 2016, KLM (11.47 percent) topped the list, followed closely by Iberia with 11.82 percent on the second spot.
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