Bamboo Airways most punctual in nine months hinh anh 1An aircraft of Bamboo Airways. The airline was Vietnam's most punctual carrier in the first nine months of 2019. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The newest low-cost carrier Bamboo Airways’ on-time performance (OTP) rate reached 93.9 percent in the first nine months of this year, the highest among domestic airlines, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

Five Vietnamese airlines, including national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo Airways and VASCO, operated a total of 240,011 flights during the first three quarters, 85.5 percent of which – or 205,244 flights – were punctual, down 0.4 percent from the same period last year.

About 14.5 percent, or 35,301 flights, were cancelled or delayed, the CAAV said.

VASCO came second in punctuality with the OTP rate of 93.1 percent, followed by Vietnam Airlines (88.4 percent), Vietjet Air (82.8 percent) and Jetstar Pacific (80.1 percent).

The CAAV blamed overloaded infrastructure and insufficient personnel capacity to causing the cancellations and delays. Bad weather condition was also behind many cases, particularly flights to small local airports./.