The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on Thursday lauded three of its international gateways for being ranked among the ten most punctual airports in the world

The list was recently revealed by OAG Aviation Worldwide, a United Kingdom-based agency that runs the annual Punctuality League which monitors on-time performance among airlines and airports globally.

OAG Worldwide tracks a minimum of 80 percent of the flights that operate at airports for it to be included in the Punctuality League.

O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg achieved 8th place in the Large Airport category, Cape Town International Airport was ranked in 6th position in the Medium Airport category, while King Shaka International Airport came in 10th place in the Small Airport category.

ACSA’s group executive for airport management, Andre Vermeulen, said they were pleased with the recognition of their hard work.

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“We are very excited and proud to be recognised in the very prestigious Punctuality League, especially during a year where we saw significant growth in passenger numbers,” Vermeulen said.

‘Huge milestone’

“Ensuring that our passengers arrive and depart on time is a collaborative effort with all role players in the airport community.”

A significant contributor to achieving on-time performance on the ground was ACSA’s Airport Management Centre (AMC), which is the nerve centre of airport operations.

The AMC facilitates seamless co-ordination between airlines, baggage handlers, security staff, customer service staff, aircraft engineers and marshals who ensure that both passengers and baggage make it from one end of the airport to another.

Vermeulen said: “We would not have achieved this huge milestone without all our staff who work tirelessly in the front line and behind the scenes to make sure that our service and performance is recognised globally.”

Author: ANA Newswire