WestJet Encore Best for On-Time Performance


WestJet Encore flights arrived at their destinations on schedule more than 90% of the time in 2015 – the best among North American regional airlines – according to’s seventh annual global on-time performance awards.

“To be the best in North America at arriving on time just a few short years after launching WestJet Encore is an extraordinary achievement,” said Ferio Pugliese, president, WestJet Encore, and executive vice-president, WestJet. “Over the last 12 months we have made a concerted effort to improve our on-time performance and this is a tribute to the hard work of our WestJetters who operate our airline safely to best meet the needs of our guests.”

WestJet ranked second among the 10 largest North American airlines, arriving on time more than 85% of the time.

According to, “The FlightStats On-time Performance Service (OPS) Awards recognizes airlines and airports around the world that deliver the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. To determine the finalists and winners, FlightStats examines flight status and arrival data aggregated from global sources including civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports and major airline reservation systems.”