By Ariel Fernandez
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) welcomes the result of 2017-2018 Official Aviation Guide (OAG), On-Time Performance (OTP) Star Ratings for airlines and airports.
OTP star ratings were given to the Clark International Airport in Pampanga, Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu and provincial airports in Iloilo, Bacolod Laguindingan in Cagayan de Oro City, Davao, Tacloban (Leyte) and Puerto Princesa in Palawan.
The OAG is an air travel intelligence company based in United Kingdom. It provides digital information and applications to the world’s airlines, airports, government agencies and travel-related service companies. OAG is best known for its airline schedules database which holds future and historical flight details for more than 900 airlines and over 4,000 airports.
OAG also operates in the United States, Singapore, Japan, and China.
The OTP star rating is designed to benchmark against set criteria defined by industry and flight status information experts. The OTP is measured across the whole year based on 12 months’ rolling performance.
To achieve an OTP star rating, the world’s airlines and airports must meet two criteria: all airlines and airports must have a minimum of 600 operations a month (minimum of 2.5 million departed seats), and OAG must receive flight status information for no less than 80 percent of scheduled flights within a 12-month period.