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JAL Wins Title Of 'Most Reliable Airline' In Flightstats Study

02/28/2014 03:29 EST | Updated 02/28/2014 03:59 EST
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A Japan Airlines' (JAL) Boeing 787 Dreamliner taxis on the tarmac at Narita international airport in Chiba prefecture, suburban Tokyo on January 15, 2014. Japan Airlines has grounded another one of its Dreamliner jets after 'white smoke' was seen outside the cockpit window during maintenance, a year after the aircraft suffered a months-long global grounding over battery problems. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

(Relaxnews) - Japan Airlines has emerged as the most reliable carrier in the world, posting the best on-time performance.

After collecting real-time flight status information of the top 200 airlines in the world, Flightstats.com came up with a ranking that puts the Japanese carrier at the top of the heap: of the 129,300 flights tracked, in 2013, Japan Airlines posted an impressive 93 percent on-time departure rate and an 89 percent on-time arrival rate.

For the report, on-time performance for departures was defined as leaving within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, while arrivals had to come in within 14 minutes of the scheduled time to qualify.

To be considered in the report, published earlier this month, carriers must rank in the top 60 worldwide in terms of capacity and data tracking must be available on 90 percent of scheduled flights.

After Japan Airlines, Dutch airline KLM, ANA (All Nippon Airways), Iberia (Spain) and SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) posted the top five on-time performance stats.

Here are the top 10 performing international airlines, according to on-time performance:

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